The popular BBC2 antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Herefordshire.
Flog it!- the major BBC antiques series- regularly gets an audience of 1.5 million viewers each weekday- around 15% of the television audience and on Saturday 26th November Hereford cathedral and its newly restored cathedral close will be hosting the Flog It! Valuation day.
Rather like a treasure hunt, members of the public are invited to bring along antiques and collectables they might be interested in selling. Once valued, the owner and team of experts decide whether it should go forward for auction.it the item is chosen it is sold a few weeks later- often the owner making a tidy sum. Everyone who goes along to the valuation day will receive a valuation-even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.
Previous programmes have seen a small cream jug sold at auction for £1,300; a ceramic bowl, bought for £4 at a car boot sale, achieving £1,500; and a lady in Aberdeen sold a shelly tea set for a huge £3,400! More recently we surprised a gentleman who bought in a ceremonial cup made from Rhino horn; it later sold for £44,000! So if you’ve ever wondered how much those boot sale bargains or clutter in the loft might be worth, now is your chance to find out
Presented by Paul Martin, Flog it! Will be at Hereford Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NG on Saturday 26th November from 9.00am until 3.30pm. The auction will take place on Thursday 12th January 2012 at Phillip Serrell Auctioneers & Valuers and will be broadcast as part of the eleventh series next year. Free Admission for Flog It!