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Title: Series 21, Episode 16
Episode Number: 507
Season Episode #.: 16
Original Airdate: Monday September 29th, 2008
Two teams of amateur collectors have an hour at an antiques fair in which to acquire the best bargains possible with 200 pounds.
Presenter Tim Wonnacott visits Erddig Hall near Wrexham and discovers an abundance of glass from the large number of windows and mirrors.
Experts James Lewis and Catherine Southon help the teams find some interesting items at the antiques fair at Oswestry.
Two teams, £200 and one hour to find the bargains. Let's go bargain hunting!
Presented by Tim Wonnacott, Bargain Hunt is an antiques game show about buying and selling antiques for profit.
Two teams of two contestants are each given £300 to spend at an antiques fair, but only one hour in which to spend it. They use their knowledge of the antiques world to try to buy things which they can sell for a profit at an antiques auction a few weeks later. If they make a profit, they get to keep the money. Helping each team in their hunt around hundreds of stalls is an expert - usually an auctioneer well versed in the trends of the market.
Each team buys three objects and sends them off to the auction house where we meet everyone again for the nail-biting sale. Tim and the local auctioneer have their say about the objects the teams have bought and together they assess the chances of making a profit. The teams can choose to accept an item bought by their expert into their lots - but this of course could lose as well as make them money. Once the sale is under way, Tim and the teams wait for the local market to decide whether they will have any profit to take home.
At the end of the programme Tim hands out the cash or the commiserations.
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