Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Suffolk on Thursday 23rd February. 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 over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Glemham Hall near Woodbridge will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Members of the public are invited to visit the stately home 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 gets sent to Clarke and Simpson Auctions in Campsea Ashe for inclusion in their sale on Wednesday 15th March.
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 which was 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 £5000.
Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said “I’m really pleased to be bringing the show back to Suffolk; it’s a beautiful county, I’m looking forward to the valuation day at Glemham Hall and hope as many people as possible will come along for a free valuation.”
Major Philip Hope-Cobbold of Glemham Hall said “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting a valuation day for Flog It; we’re all really excited about it and hopefully, we’ll be discovering some hidden treasures in Suffolk; you just never know!”
The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Glemham Hall and they will be transmitted within eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Jonathan Pratt, James Lewis and David Fletcher.
BBC Flog It will be at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT between 9.30am and 4.00pm on Thursday 23rd February. The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Clarke and Simpson Auctions on Wednesday 15th March.