BBC ANTIQUES SERIES FLOG IT COMES TO SANDON HALL – 1st May

FlogIt!_2010_Logo_LargeThe popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It presented by                   Paul Martin, is set to visit Staffordshire on Friday 1st May.

Flog It – the major BBC antiques show is now on its fourteenth series and regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

Sandon Hall will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Rather like a treasure hunt, members of the public are invited to bring along up to three antiques and collectables they might be interested in selling. Once valued, the owner and a team of experts decide whether an object should go forward for auction. If the item is chosen it is included in a sale a few weeks later – hopefully when the auctioneers hammer falls its owners make a tidy sum. Everyone who goes along to the Valuation Day will receive a free valuation – even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.

A previous Flog It valuation day - taken at Cosford Air Museum
A previous Flog It valuation day – taken at RAF Museum London

The show recently made a significant find when a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a Flog It viewers wardrobe was brought along to a valuation day in North Lincolnshire and went on to sell at auction for £30,000! The series also uncovered an unusual Royal Doulton Spook figurine in Blackpool which had been bought at a car boot sale for £2; it went on to sell at auction for £5000.

Alex Habgood, Location Manager says

“Paul Martin and the entire Flog It team are really pleased to be bringing the show to Sandon Hall. We always receive a warm welcome when we come to Staffordshire. The Hall and its beautiful gardens will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day event; our experts are all looking forward to welcoming people along for their free valuations in such impressive surroundings. If you’ve ever wondered how much your boot sale bargains or clutter in the loft might be worth, now is your chance to find out.”

 

Presenter Paul Martin
Presenter Paul Martin

Paul Martin, Presenter of Flog It said

“I’m delighted to be bringing Flog It to Sandon Hall, I hope as many people as possible will come along to see us with their items for valuation.”

The Earl of Harrowby, owner of Sandon Hall said

“Lady Harrowby and I are delighted to be welcoming everyone to the BBC Flog It event at Sandon Hall, my ancestral home. We hope all who attend have a tremendous day and enjoy being at Sandon in the spring when the house and grounds should be looking very beautiful.”

Paul Martin will be joined on the valuation day by Flog It on screen experts Christina Trevanion, Charles Hanson and David Fletcher. The BBC plan to transmit the four editions of Flog It featuring Sandon Hall within a year of recording.

Flog It will be at Sandon Hall, Sandon, Staffordshire, ST18 0BZ on Friday 1st May between 09.30am and 4.00pm. The items selected at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Halls Auctioneers, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR on Wednesday 3rd June.