PA 39/17Flog It
, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Nottingham on Friday 14th April. The Bristol based BBC production recently filmed its 1000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
The Trent Building at the University of Nottingham will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Members of the public are invited to visit the iconic building on University Park Campus with 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 is filmed and it gets sent to Mellors and Kirk Auctioneers
in Nottingham for inclusion in their sale on Wednesday 10th May.
Everyone who goes along to the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items – even if their antiques are not chosen for filming or to go forward for auction.
Flog It has made many significant finds over its’ sixteen series including, in North Lincolnshire, a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a viewer’s wardrobe before being brought along to a valuation day - it went on to sell at auction for £30,000! Flog It experts 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.
Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said: “I’m really pleased to be bringing the show back to Nottinghamshire; on our last visit to the county in 2014 we filmed at Southwell Minster, that turned out to be one of our busiest ever valuation days with more than 1400 people coming along to see us. I’m hoping our visit to the University on Good Friday will be equally well attended and people will take the opportunity to bring their items along for a free valuation.”
Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Flog It team at The University of Nottingham on Good Friday and are very much looking forward to offering a warm welcome to members of the public bringing along their antiques to be valued by the experts – it’s exciting to anticipate what priceless treasures could be lurking in the attics of Nottinghamshire folk just waiting to be discovered! We will take great pride in showing off our beautiful Trent Building and University Park Campus, in all its Easter glory, to both the visitors on the day and to the millions of viewers when the programme airs.”
The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring The University of Nottingham and they will be transmitted within eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Charles Hanson, Caroline Hawley and Michael Baggott.
BBC Flog It will be in The Trent Building at The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD between 9.30am and 4.00pm on Friday 14th April. The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Mellors and Kirk Auctioneers on Wednesday 10th May.
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