I wanted to let you know that the popular BBC2 antiques programme, Flog It!, presented by Paul Martin, is coming to the De La Warr Pavilion on Wednesday 24th August 2011.
Admission is free and doors open 9:30am – 4:00pm
We would love to see as many people as possible there, and word of mouth is one of the best ways to get people coming along. Please let friends, family and colleagues who might be interested in coming about us!
Rather like a treasure hunt, members of the public are invited to bring along the 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. 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 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 Shelley tea set for a huge £3,400! More recently we surprised a gentleman who brought 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.
We hope to see you there!
Eve (Location Researcher)