Episode 1

Location: Firle

Although 18th Century in appearance, Firle Place was originally built in Tudor times on the site of an earlier house by Sir John Gage. Much of the original building remains beneath the eighteenth century masonry and plasterwork of the house we see today.

Significant features within the house include the screen of fluted Ionic columns in the Drawing Room designed by William Kent and the distinctive Long Gallery, which is thought to have been designed by Colen Campbell.

Welcome to Firle. One of England's finest country estates.

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The Rounds:


Round 1: Valuation

Rare 1980 unopened box of Lego, still with packaging intact.
£2000 | Private Collection

A Swiss 19th century horn and gilt metal musical box.
£1200 | The Swan | www.theswan.co.uk

Early 20th century silver lorgnette glasses. They were popular in the 19th centuries with fashionable ladies, who liked to wear them to the opera.
£1000 | Michael Rose | www.michaelrose.com

Signed photo Charlie Chaplin from 1942. 
£950 | Bloomsbury Auctions | www.frasersautographs.com

French mahogany clock with gilt metal.
£700 The Swan www.theswan.co.uk

19th Century poker work wooden Cane.
£300 | The Swan | www.theswan.co.uk

Bronze Cherub Candle stick.
£200 | The Swan | www.theswan.co.uk

Greek Style Pelike Vase.
£20 | Private Collection

George and the Dragon Religious Icon.
£170 | The Swan | www.theswan.co.uk

Murano glass necklace.
£110 | Private Collection


Round 2: Distinctly Vintage


Round 3: Bamboozle

All items kindly supplied by The Morris Collins Collection


Round 4: Masterpiece

Charles 1 1625- 49.
£85,000 | Baldwin's | www.baldwin.co.uk

An Excellent Derby Porcelain Two Handled Cup. George III, circa 1815. With classical decoration with urns, scrollwork & trailing leaves. The upswept handles with gilded paterae.
£1750 | David Foord Brown  Antiques | www.davidfoord-brown.com

Later England shirt signed by 10 players of 1966 world-Cup winning squad. Framed with plaque.
£490 | Fundraising auctions www.fundraising-auctions.co.uk

Ladies black crocodile Hermes Birkin "Exotic" bag.
£25,540 | Xupes | www.xupes.com

Early dance mask from the Chewa tribe - Malawi depicting a caricature of a village elder.
£1600 | Tribal Gathering London | www.tribalgatheringlondon.com

Alfred Grenfell Haigh Horse Portrait of "Chamossaire".
£2000 | McMillan Fine Art www.mcmillanfineart.com

Chinese Kangxi blue and white vase 1680- 1720.
£20,000 Jan Fine Art www.jan-fineart-london.com

An autograph letter signed from Armstrong to Apollo XII astronaut Pete Conrad regarding an Apollo XII mission patch and mentioning fellow astronaut Deke Slayton.
£1500 | Bloomsbury Auctions | www.frasersautographs.com

Elkington silver plate tray from 1883
£1490 | I Franks London | www.ifranks.com

Diamond Victorian earrings 1860.
£23,500 | Michael Rose | www.michaelrose.com

Ming Dynasty style Shishi guardian Lions.
£490 | The Swan | www.theswan.co.uk

The Man With the Golden Gun (Fleming). 1965. First edition in dust jacket.
£290| George Bayntun Fine Bindings and Rare Books | www.georgebayntun.com