Antiques Road Trip experts left in hysterics as auctioneer takes desperate step to sell item | The Sun

ANTIQUES Road Trip experts were left in hysterics as an auctioneer took a desperate step to sell an item.

On Tuesdays episode of the BBC programme, antiques experts Izzie Balmer and Ishy Khan headed through the Pennines on the hunt for items to take to auction.

They ended up with a mixed bag of items, includingglassware for afternoon tea and fishing tackle.

But it was a Squirrel Cage Swift that really received a mixed response in the auction room.

The antiques dealer even described it as an "old wool winder thingy", with Ishy paying £17 for it.

He said: "How it would work is you'd have yarn and you would use this to make balls of wool, really.

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"It just made it a little bit easier and took all the hard work out of doing it."

Pierre Macaig, at the Miners Welfare and Wilbys Auctions in Barnsley, tried to start the bidding at £30, but struggled to get things started.

He dropped the price and said: "Come on. I'd look nice in your bathroom with two toilet rolls on."

The room laughed, including the two experts with Izzie adding it was a "good idea".

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The bidding began at £10 and suddenly rose to £42, making Ishy a £25 profit.

He finished the episode with £169.94 left to spend, however Izzie was still in the lead with £202.88.

Antiques Road Trip airs on BBC One at 3.45pm and is available on BBC iPlayer.

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