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28th November 2013
The popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It! presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday 16 January 2014.
Flog It! – the major BBC antiques show is now on its thirteenth series and regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in Chamberlain Square 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 item 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.
Last year the show 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.
Louise Hibbins, Series Producer says “Paul Martin and the entire Flog It! team are really pleased to be bringing the show to Birmingham, we always receive a fantastic response whenever we visit the West Midlands. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day event; 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 will be joined on the valuation day by Flog It! on screen experts Thomas Plant and Christina Trevanion.
Flog It! will be at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH on Thursday 16th January 2014 between 09:30am and 4pm. The items selected at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Fieldings Auctioneers, Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1JN
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