The Bidding Room Today September 25 2022 on BBC One

The Bidding Room Today [month] [dt] [year] on BBC One 21Today, September 25 2022, BBC presents the series where Nigel Havers presides as members of the public with interesting items to sell come face to face with five dealers who bid against each other to try to bag themselves a bargain.

The Bidding Room Today, September 25 2022

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Friday, 16 September 2022Series 1 Episode 30 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes four more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

Stephanie and her daughter Mackenzie are hoping their unique 1940s theatre costume designs will make enough profit for Mackenzie to buy a few concert tickets. Terry from Bradford has brought in a very heavy Edwardian safe that he hopes to sell for a decent price so he doesn’t have to lug it home again! Karen from Greater Manchester is next to face the dealers, with something they’ve never seen before. After breaking a large Buddha statue many years ago, Karen discovered a cluster of figurines hiding inside, but how did they get there and what are they worth? Finally, Hayley from London wants to sell her mum’s Corpus Christi statue, but can she achieve the high-ticket price of the valuation?
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Thursday, 15 September 2022Series 1 Episode 27 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes four more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

First in today is Justin, from the Lake District, with a highly decorated chair, thought to be from West Africa, with an unusual use. He knows what that use is, but he’s determined to keep the dealers’ guessing – as he’s convinced when they work out what it is, they’ll want to pay good money for it.

Next up is Princess from Surrey, with another unusual item: a set of wooden carved apples that are cut into different numbers of sections to help children learn about fractions. Simon is amazed by the set, having never come across one so complete before. With a similar item having been sold for £600 at auction, can Princess sell for a tidy sum?

Our third visitor is Frank from Rochdale, with an old shop till he rescued from a tip and lovingly restored, adding a new layer of chrome along with a number of other new parts. He’s spent lots of time and money on the item, so he wants a decent cash return for all his efforts and is looking to sell for at least £700.

Last up is the show’s youngest seller, 11-year-old Alfie, with his dad Paul. Alfie wants to be an antiques dealer when he grows up and has already started buying bargain pieces that he hopes to sell on for a profit. The first is a vintage scooter: Simon confirms it’s a unique hand-made item, so Alfie sells hard on that when he enters the bidding room. He soon has the dealers dancing to his tune – so can he ride off with a tidy profit on his scooter?

Today's dealers are Adi Higham, Ian Humphries, James Gooch, Jane Cave and Tash Francis.
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Wednesday, 14 September 2022Series 1 Episode 25 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes four more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

First in today is shop owner Lindsay from Sunderland. She has brought in a pair of unique mirrors: one is concave and the other convex. Next, Alistair is offering an unusual piece of meteorological gear. It is themed after the Sputnik space mission and includes a hygrometer as well as a barometer. The only downside is that it isn’t in current working order. So will that put off the dealers?

Clare is the owner of a silver coin collection, all minted in 1981, including a sovereign and five-pound coin commemorating the wedding of Charles and Diana. Simon loves it and reckons it could be worth at least £1,500, but none of the dealers are regular traders in coins, a highly specialist market. Finally, an item that has the dealers bamboozled at first. Seller Lucinda reveals that it is an antique ice-shaver. Now they know what it is, will any of the dealers be prepared to bid on it?

Today's dealers are Ian Humphries, James Gooch, Lucy Ryder Richardson, Moses Otunia and Tash Francis.
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Tuesday, 13 September 2022Series 2 Episode 23 of 25

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

Claire has brought in a collection of Viewmaster slides she has been collecting for decades. Complete with an authentic 1930s viewer, the slides evoke real nostalgia amongst the dealers. But who will be taking it home? Tom wants to sell two art deco candle holders. He hopes to give the money from the sale to a children’s charity. Ahmed hopes to mesmerise the dealers with a small and mysterious statue he has owned for decades, while Jack is offering an apothecary box complete with tiny weights. Finally, Mandy has brought in a vintage coffee grinder that belonged to her late mother. She is looking to make a sale so she can create a memorial garden, so she is determined to push the dealers up to Simon’s top valuation price.
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Monday, 12 September 2022Series 4 Episode 7 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

First through the doors today is a familiar face - Ellie, who has returned to the Bidding Room with a decorative ceremonial Palestinian headdress thought to be worn by a bride. But will any of the dealers be tempted to say 'I do' to this unique item?

Bookshop owner John is hoping to exercise a great profit from his vintage gymnasium steps. Too large to be used as he intended as a shop window display, will they be the perfect fit for any of our dealers?

Third in is Geoffrey, hoping his item will be a licence to print money. The rare typesetting printing blocks were found near London’s theatre district in Covent Garden, but will they make a profitable performance when they go in front of the dealers?

Carolyn wants to sell a vintage ‘Open' and 'Closed’ sign that’s been living in her kitchen at home. She’s hoping the dealers will be open for business when they see it so she can close a tidy deal.

Last to face the dealers is Brian, with a hand-carved piece made for a Georgian gentleman. The ‘boot jack’ would have been used to put on and remove the fashionable riding boots of the time. Simon and Nigel are both taken with the foldaway version with its own box, which may have been used on military campaigns, so the dealers may have a fight on their hands from the valuation room.

Today's dealers are Ian, Jacqui, Adi, Jo and James.
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Friday, 9 September 2022Series 4 Episode 10 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sets of sellers to the Bidding Room where they will try to persuade one of the five dealers to buy the items they are trying to sell.

Before facing the dealers, each seller meets Nigel and auctioneer Simon who will value their items. Simon will also give them top tips on the history and key characteristics of their piece so that when they enter the bidding room, they have all the information they need to try to haggle the best possible price from the dealers.

All the dealers are spending their own money but have no idea what the sellers are bringing in each day. If they like an item, then they will bid against one another to try to buy it. The more dealers who bid, the more chance the seller has to push up the final price tag. But the sellers don’t have to sell, if they don’t think the dealers are offering enough money; especially if the bids don’t reach expert Simon’s valuation (which they should wisely keep to themselves).

First through the doors is Mel with a dress and umbrella from the London 2012 Paralympic Games. It’s a truly unique piece but will anyone pay up to her dream price?

Arriving next is engineer Andrew with a night vision periscope from an army tank. With multiple uses, can a demonstration really hook in the dealers?

Next to face the dealers is Glenda with some brass and copper garden sprayers she’s hoping will grow her a great profit – but is she right?

Next up is James with some technical drawings of tanks from WW2. With connections to the Battle of Britain, will 40s lover Jacqui snap them up?

Last in is Rick with a truly unique piece. His seven-foot ice cream figure from Italy has the wow factor, but can he scoop a top deal with the dealers?

The dealers in today are Jo, Adi, Ian, James and Jacqui, JB, Sam and Jon.
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Thursday, 8 September 2022Series 4 Episode 9 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sets of sellers to the Bidding Room, where they will try to persuade one of the five dealers to buy the items they are trying to sell.

Before facing the dealers, each seller meets Nigel and auctioneer Simon, who will value their items. Simon will also give them top tips on the history and key characteristics of their piece, so that when they enter the bidding room, they have all the information they need to try to haggle the best possible price from the dealers.

All the dealers are spending their own money but have no idea what the sellers are bringing in each day. If they like an item, then they will bid against one another to try to buy it. The more dealers who bid, the more chance the seller has to push up the final price tag. But the sellers don’t have to sell if they don’t think the dealers are offering enough money; especially if the bids don’t reach expert Simon’s valuation.

First through the doors today is another Nigel, with a £20 note he has had for the last 30 years that is missing the Queen’s head. Verified as being a genuine printing error by the Bank of England, could this rare novelty piece turn out to be a licence to print money for Nigel?

Next in are Anika and her daughter Amelie with a silver bowl that young Amelie picked up from a car boot sale and has used to store hairbands. The bowl, thought to be over 100 years old, was made by the White Starline, who equipped the Titanic. Can the pair convince the dealers to spend big and sail away with a profit?

Third in is Alvin with a poster from the 1970s West End production of The King and I, starring and signed by legendary actor Yul Brynner. With 70s styling en vogue, will the poster be given a fashionable spot on one of the dealer's walls?

Next into Yorkshire HQ is Carlo with an Edwardian-style plafonnier – a dramatic French glass lampshade. It’s a large piece, best suited to a big space, but with dealer Jane bidding, whose clients have large country homes, could she be the best bet to give Carlo the deal he wants?

Last to face the dealers is Anne, with an unloved family heirloom - a gift from her mother that she considers takes the biscuit. The Edwardian biscuit barrel by royal jewellers Mappin Brothers (now Mappin and Webb) has been hidden at the back of Anne’s cupboards for decades, and she has decided now is the time to find it a new home - but will the dealers bid crumbs for it or the solid silver deal it deserves?

The dealers in today are Ian, Jacqui, Adi, Jo, James, Jayne, JB and Tash.
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Wednesday, 7 September 2022Series 4 Episode 8 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sets of sellers to the Bidding Room where they will try to persuade one of the five dealers to buy the items they are trying to sell.

Before facing the dealers, each seller meets Nigel and auctioneer Simon who will value their items. Simon will also give them top tips on the history and key characteristics of their piece so that when they enter the bidding room, they have all the information they need to try to haggle the best possible price from the dealers.

All the dealers are spending their own money but have no idea what the sellers are bringing in each day. If they like an item, then they will bid against one another to try to buy it. The more dealers who bid, the more chance the seller has to push up the final price tag. But the sellers don’t have to sell, if they don’t think the dealers are offering enough money; especially if the bids don’t reach expert Simon’s valuation (which they should wisely keep to themselves).

First through the doors is Claudette with a vintage toy that’s been living in a cupboard for ten years. The tin toy racing cars and track are sure to get the dealers interested but who will win the race to own it?

Arriving next is Alan, with a carved container in the shape of a bear. This mystery item has the dealers guessing but who will finally get their paws on it?

Next to face the dealers is Hansi, with a decorative purchase from a flea market. With fascinating military history attached, can she start a bidding war when she meets the dealers?

Next up is David with a piece of British aviation history. His curious tool for cleaning Spitfire guns has links to the Battle of Britain but which dealer will win a battle to buy it?

Last in is Sophie who has brought along a lamp she bought 20 years ago. The railway piece has the dealers intrigued but can her meditation techniques help her nail a great sale?

The dealers in today are Jo, Adi, Ian, James and Jacqui.
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Tuesday, 6 September 2022Series 4 Episode 7 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sets of sellers to the Bidding Room where they will try to persuade one of the five dealers to buy the items they are trying to sell.

Before facing the dealers, each seller meets Nigel and auctioneer Simon who will value their items. Simon will also give them top tips on the history and key characteristics of their piece so that when they enter the bidding room, they have all the information they need to try to haggle the best possible price from the dealers.

All the dealers are spending their own money but have no idea what the sellers are bringing in each day. If they like an item, then they will bid against one another to try to buy it. The more dealers who bid, the more chance the seller has to push up the final price tag. But the sellers don’t have to sell, if they don’t think the dealers are offering enough money; especially if the bids don’t reach expert Simon’s valuation (which they should wisely keep to themselves).

First through the doors today is a familiar face - Ellie, who has returned to The Bidding Room with a decorative ceremonial Palestinian headdress thought to be worn by a bride. But will any of the dealers be tempted to say I do to this unique item?

Next in is bookshop keeper John, hoping to exercise a great profit from his vintage gymnasium steps. Too large to be used as he intended as a shop window display, will they be the perfect fit for any of our dealers?

Third in is Geoffrey, hoping his item will be a licence to print money. The rare type-setting printing blocks were found near London’s theatre district in Covent Garden, but will they make a profitable performance when they go in front of the dealers?

Next into Yorkshire HQ is Carolyn with a vintage style ‘open and closed’ sign that’s been living in her kitchen at home. She’s hoping the dealers will be open for business when they see it and she can close a tidy deal.
Last to face the dealers Brian with hand carved piece made for a Georgian Gentleman. The ‘Boot Jack’ would have been used to put on and remove the fashionable riding boots of the time. Simon and Nigel are both taken with the fold away version with its own box, which may have been used on military campaigns, so the dealers may have a fight on their hands from valuation room.

The dealers in today are Ian, Jacqui, Adi, Jo and James
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Monday, 5 September 2022Series 4 Episode 6 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sets of sellers to the Bidding Room where they will try to persuade one of the five dealers to buy the items they are trying to sell.

Before facing the dealers, each seller meets Nigel and auctioneer Simon who will value their items. Simon will also give them top tips on the history and key characteristics of their piece so that when they enter the bidding room, they have all the information they need to try to haggle the best possible price from the dealers.

All the dealers are spending their own money but have no idea what the sellers are bringing in each day. If they like an item, then they will bid against one another to try to buy it. The more dealers who bid, the more chance the seller has to push up the final price tag. But the sellers don’t have to sell if they don’t think the dealers are offering enough money; especially if the bids don’t reach expert Simon’s valuation (which they should wisely keep to themselves).

First through the doors is Natalie with an anatomy model called ‘Bart’. Will curio collector James be persuaded pay up to her dream price?
Arriving next is Christine with a butter churn from the 1900s. With the help of Nigel Havers can she butter up the dealers to bid up to her dream price?

Next in are couple David and Pixie with a set of glass apothecary bottles that they found in the attic of their new house. With an assortment of glass from across the ages can they persuade decorative buyers James or Adi to part with their cash?

Next to face the dealers is Gareth with a 1940s gas meter that he rescued from a demolition site. Nigel Havers has a genius idea for giving it a new lease of life but can he persuade the dealers?

Rowan from Ireland is fourth in today, with his trio of Guinness advertising prints. Which of our dealers will he target and will his sales patter be successful?

Last in is Helen with her granddaughter Imogen. They’ve brought along a gold brooch from WW1 that’s been in the family for seven generations. With a fascinating story behind it, which of our dealers will fight to take their item home?

The dealers in today are Ian, Adi, Jo, James and Jacqui.
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Friday, 2 September 2022Series 4 Episode 5 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

Jane and daughter Ceri have decided to sell a 24-foot-long table that has been in their family for over a century. The table, which is on wheels, began life in a sailing loft on Swansea docks and was used to stitch sails. Will any of the dealers go for this massive industrial piece?

Adam has brought in a sign you may well have seen at the front of a queue. It's an illuminated ‘ladies’ sign from the 1930s, but will the dealers be lining up to spend a penny and take it home?

Peter has reassembled a pedal fire truck he found in a neighbour's garage. The style of it looks early 20th century, though it’s a much more recent model. Will the dealers fall for its timeless charm?

Maria wants to sell a set of Birds Eye advertising posters she rescued from the skip at work. With retro advertising prints ever popular with collectors, will our dealers see the potential and want to shell out for the frozen pea ads?

Lastly, returning seller and part-time magician Gary has with him a macabre theatrical prop - a guillotine. He has a showstopping trick up his sleeve, but will the dealers go for his one-off piece?

Today's dealers are Ian, Jacqui, Adi, Jo and James.
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Thursday, 1 September 2022Series 4 Episode 4 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

First through the doors is Natalie with an anatomy model called Bart. Will curio collector James pay up to her dream price? Simon and Nigel are impressed by Rafaella's set of letter press drawers from the 1900s, but which dealer's collection would they suit? Derek has brought in one of the most unusual items seen on the show - an ejector seat from a fighter jet. Will the dealers' bids reach the dizzy heights.

Returning seller Gloria is back with a very large and curious magnifying glass. Hoping to use the proceeds for an old people’s charity, can she charm the dealers into digging deep for her unusual piece? And vintage toy collector Russell is selling a tin-plate toy telephone exchange from the 1950s. Adi is the obvious buyer, but can Russell use his new intel from Simon to dial up the price?

Today's dealers are Ian, Adi, Jo, James and Jacqui.
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Wednesday, 31 August 2022Series 4 Episode 3 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

First through the doors is Heather, with a colourful pair of toys from her childhood. Her 1960s rocket and bouncing bunny are both in excellent condition, with their boxes intact - just the things to trigger a bidding war between our dealers.

Next, Aidan is selling a 1930s gramophone player he rescued from a warehouse. New dealer Jacqui is a fan of early 20th century items and a collector of gramophones, so he has one potential buyer, but it takes two or more to start a bidding war.

Michael has brought in a collection of Edwardian and Victorian glass lampshades saved from his mother’s loft. Will they light up the bidding room and make him the money he wants?

Farhat wants to sell a piece of metamorphic children’s furniture that transforms from a high chair into a rocking chair. Simon and Nigel love it, but will it convert the dealers and make Farhat a small fortune?

The final seller is Diana, who arrives with her poorly pup Owen, who has a heart problem. Di has with her a gold peacock-feather brooch that belonged to her aunt and symbolises lost love. She hopes to use the money from the sale to pay for Owen's vet fees.

Today's dealers are Ian, Jacqui, Adi, Jo and James.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2022Series 4 Episode 2 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

First through the doors is Jocelyn, with a piece of TV nostalgia that she hopes will intrigue the dealers. She wants the sale of her Basil Brush ride-on toy to help her upcoming house move, but will the dealers bid high enough?

Arriving next is Olivia, with a set of brass weighing scales that she spotted in a second-hand shop. It is both decorative and functional, but which of the dealers can she persuade to take the scales home?

Tony has brought in a piece of maritime history that he hopes will see our dealers diving deep into their wallets. The brass and copper diving helmet is certainly a statement piece, but will any of the dealers bite?

Kay is hoping to wring out a healthy profit out of an old mangle. With the proceeds from the sale going to a children’s charity, can she push the dealers up to her dream sale price?

Lastly, Cathy wants to sell a beautiful bear that belonged to a lady she cares for. This later version of a Steiff bear is both charming and pristine - guaranteed to cause a stir in the bidding room. Which of our dealers will bid high enough to become the new owner?

Today's dealers are Ian, Adi, Jo, James and Jacqui.
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Monday, 29 August 2022Series 4 Episode 1 of 30

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

Dawn and her five-year-old grandson Oliver want to sell Oliver’s grandad’s old Triang toy cafeteria truck, and Oliver has a specific price in mind: £100,000! How much will he charm the dealers into paying for it?

Next, a familiar face returns to the show with a key that conceals a corkscrew. Can super-salesman Steve work his magic on the dealers and unlock another stunning deal?

Marjory is selling a pair of Victorian children’s clogs on behalf of a Lancashire charity for which she volunteers, while Jane has with her a pair of magnifying glasses, and to soften the deal she’s throwing in a 50-year-old teddy to attract one dealer in particular. Will bear-lover Adi fall for the ploy and go all in for the double deal?

Lastly, musician Connor has brought in an American blues guitar believed to be from the 1930s, and he has composed a Bidding Room song. Will his item hit the right note with the dealers?

Today's dealers are Ian, Jacqui, Adi, Jo and James.
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Friday, 26 August 2022Series 2 Episode 25 of 25

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

Melissa has brought in an old pedal car salvaged from a friend who was throwing it out. It might be rusty and in need of repair, but can she persuade car fans Ian and Adi to part with their cash? Scott is selling a copper and brass desktop fan that he hopes will blow the dealers away. Its USP is its industrial style, so will the dealers be fighting to take it home? Shaun is offering a Victorian dentist chair. It is in need of some restoration, but its intricate detail might persuade the dealers to take it off his hands. Mark is the owner of a full-size rickshaw that he thinks will wow the judges. He wants a four-figure price, but will our bidders jump on board and pay up? Finally, antiques collector Janet is selling a pair of arts and crafts candlesticks and an art nouveau pewter bowl.

Today’s dealers are Adi, Melissa, JB, Moses, Lucy, Samantha and Ian. Will any of them match – or even top – the valuation placed on each of the items?
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Thursday, 25 August 2022Series 2 Episode 12 of 25

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

The first seller to take on the dealers is Kate, with a quirky coat and hat stand. She reckons it will appeal to mid-century buyers Melissa and Moses, but they don't jump at it. Might they be playing a game of double bluff?

Second through the doors is Dave, with a classic train set. He hopes toy lover Adi will be the one to snap it up. So is he on-track to seal a good deal?

Kate is selling an unusual chair that has a hidden use. Will the dealers work out what it is, and will that leave Kate sitting on a good deal?

Mark has brought in a slice of maritime history. Simon works out what it’s for, but will the dealers, and if they do, will Mark sail off with the price he’s after?

Last in is Mauricio, who is hoping to sell one of the heaviest items seen in the series, a set of cast-iron floor grates.
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Wednesday, 24 August 2022Series 2 Episode 11 of 25

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

Opening proceedings today is Martin, with a paper-mache Chinese dragon mask that he bought at auction. Can he persuade the dealers to buy by wearing it himself?

Next to face the dealers is Pauline, with a collection of curiosities she has gathered over the years. With some valuable metal objects in the mix, plus a little help from Nigel, can she persuade the dealers to pay the valuation price?

Collector Paul wants to sell some copper candlesticks associated with a famous maker. He is confident they will be a hit with the dealers, but is he right?

Andrew brings in an antique writing slope that he hopes will intrigue the dealers with its beauty and functionality. Will the many secret compartments draw the buyers in?

Last to try their hand at selling is Lisa, with a mid-century chair by a very desirable maker. In excellent condition and with a plethora of uses, the dealers have fun guessing what type of chair it could be. But when the bidding starts, can Lisa do a deal?

Today's dealers are Adi, Lucy, Moses, Melissa and JB. Will any of them match – or even top – the valuation placed on each of the items?
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Tuesday, 23 August 2022Series 2 Episode 24 of 25

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to five professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

David wants to sell some mid-century cinema seats he bought from a charity shop. Although they are later versions of a 1960s design, Simon confirms they are from a famous manufacturer. So will our mid-century dealers pay up? Actress Angela has brought in a movie poster from a film that she actually starred in. With such a fascinating story, the dealers are intrigued, but will any of them pay the price Angela has in mind? David is selling a collection of Victorian wooden spinning tops that he was gifted. Although the dealers can’t get them to spin, David has new information from Simon that might help him turn a great profit in the bidding room. Christine is the owner of a creepy-looking pot she bought for £3. Nigel and Simon reveal that it is actually a piece from a well-known 1960s potter, but can she draw in the dealers enough to make a sale? Lastly, Duncan has brought in a silver cigarette case that caught his eye at a private sale. With its pretty detail and curved lines, he is convinced the dealers will fight to take it home, but is he right?

Today’s dealers are Adi, Melissa, JB, Moses, Lucy, Samantha and Ian. Will any of them match – or even top – the valuation placed on each of the items?
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Monday, 22 August 2022Series 3 Episode 5 of 25

Nigel Havers welcomes five more sellers to the Bidding Room, where they try to sell items to professional dealers who are on the lookout for interesting pieces, with help from expert Simon Bower.

First through the doors is Matt, with a piece of historical quackery. His antique vibration device is sure to create a buzz, but will he reach his desired price? Next up is Aiden, with a pair of eighteenth-century ice skates. Can he skate his way towards a bidding war? Arriving next is Caroline with a much-loved piece of metamorphic furniture. Her mid-century chair-ladder is truly unusual, but will she get a bid high enough to make her part with it? Behzad has brought in an iconic piece of 1960s design that he hope will get the dealers attention. And Rachel wants to sell a seven-foot skeleton called Ines. This truly unique opera prop is guaranteed to get the bidders fighting, but which one of them will be taking her home?

Today's dealers are Jane, Tash, JB, Adi and Jo.
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About The Bidding Room

Nigel Havers presides as members of the public with interesting items to sell come face to face with five dealers who bid against each other to try to bag themselves a bargain.

Before facing the dealers, each seller has their item valued by auctioneer Simon Bower. Simon also gives them top tips on the history and key characteristics of their piece, so that when they enter the bidding room, they have all the information they need to try to haggle the best possible price from the dealers.

All the dealers are spending their own money but have no idea what the sellers have brought in.

This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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