Friday, 14 December 2012 13:12

Flog It! comes to Guildford Cathedral

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The popular BBC2 antiques programme Flog It! presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Guildford.

Flog It! – the major BBC antiques show is now on its twelfth series and regularly gets an audience of two million viewers each weekday.

Guildford Cathedral 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 sold a few weeks later – often with the owner making 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.

Previous programmes have seen a ceramic bowl, bought for £4 at a car boot sale, achieving £1,500; and a lady in Aberdeen sold a Shelley tea set for a huge £3,400! We’ve also surprised a gentleman who brought in a ceremonial cup; it later sold for an impressive £44,000!

Louise Hibbins, Series Producer says “Paul Martin and the entire Flog It! team are really pleased to be bringing the show to Surrey. Guildford Cathedral will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day event, it is a stunning location with a fascinating history; our experts are all looking forward to offering people the chance to have their items valued in such impressive surroundings. We all hope you will join us for a free valuation, 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 with crowd at valuation day eventCaroline Simcox, Events Director at Guildford Cathedral said “We are very much looking forward to welcoming BBC Flog It! to this wonderful Cathedral here in the heart of Surrey”

Flog It! will be at Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP on Thursday 31st January 2013 between 10am and 4:30pm. The items selected at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers, New Pound, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 0AZ on Friday 22nd February 2013, the auctioneer on the day will be Jonathan Pratt, who is a familiar face to many through his work as an expert on BBC Bargain Hunt.

For more details, visit the website www.bbc.co.uk/flogit

Nicholas Young

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