The popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It, presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Somerset on Thursday 12 May 2016.
Members of the public are invited to bring along antiques and collectables they would like to have valued free of charge by experts from the series. They can bring up to three items per person and turn up at Crowcombe Court between 9.30am and 4pm on Thursday 12 May. Everyone who attends the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items; if selected to be filmed for the TV show then there will be an opportunity to sell the antiques/collectables at auction in Bridgwater on Wednesday 1 June.
Flog It is now on its fifteenth series and regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Crowcombe Court, located on the edge of the Quantock Hills, 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 or 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 for inclusion in the show it is included in an auction a few weeks later – hopefully when the auctioneer’s hammer falls its owners make a tidy sum. Everyone who goes along to the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items – even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.
Flog It has made many significant finds over its fifteen series, including in North Lincolnshire a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a viewer’s wardrobe which was brought along to a valuation day, it went on to sell at auction for £30,000! Flog It also discovered 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 £5,000.
Alex Habgood, Series Location Manager, says, “Paul Martin and the entire Flog It team are really pleased to be bringing the show back to Somerset. Crowcombe Court will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day; our experts are all looking forward to welcoming people along for their free valuations. 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.”
Paul Martin, the shows presenter, says, “I’m delighted to be bringing Flog It to Crowcombe Court. Last time we visited Somerset we received a really warm welcome and I hope when we return in May as many people as possible will come along to see us with their items for valuation.”
The BBC plans to transmit the four editions of Flog It featuring Crowcombe Court, Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4AD within a year of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Thomas Plant, James Lewis and Elizabeth Talbot.