The pair were their typically competitive selves on the BBC series, battling it out to get the best deal with a variety of items.
But after traipsing round the south west from Kent to Sussex, television personality James had a clear lead over his counterpart Charles.
As James continued to get good offers on most of his chosen items, which included a Japanese bronze snake, unusually patterned tiles and a table, he began to boast about his success.
The pair laughed through the thinly veiled insults, but Charlie appeared to be at his wit’s end when he said: “Look I could do without this patronising Braxton behaviour.”
Laughing, James didn’t respond to the pointed comment, but when his “very sober” looking tiles almost doubled their asking price, he couldn’t resist sending his colleague a jibe.
“I’d like to call myself midas,” he announced.
Charlie shot back: “I’d like to call you something else but I won’t.”
The atmosphere became even more tense as James swept ahead of his rival, but Charlie conceded: “James Braxton you are nothing short of a genius, I salute you.”
Ending the nail-biting auction with £141 profit, miles ahead of Charlie’s meagre £4, James’ success mainly came from the aforementioned decorative snake sculpture, which auctioneer Rupert Toovey had dubbed “the star of the show”.
As the experts counted their profits, James reminded his partner: “It’s only the first round,” as Charlie joked: “Oh great have I got to do four more auctions with you?”