Flog your antiques at TV valuation day

Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It.
Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It.

If you have an antique or collectable stuffed away in your attic, come and get it valued when BBC One’s Flog It team visits Morecambe.

The Platform on Morecambe promenade 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 object should go forward for auction.

If the item is chosen it is included in a sale a few weeks later – hopefully when the auctioneers hammer falls its owners make a tidy sum.

Everyone who goes along to the Valuation Day at the former railway station will receive a free valuation – even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.

The show recently made a significant find when a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a Flog It viewers wardrobe was brought along to a valuation day in North Lincolnshire and went on to sell at auction for £30,000!

The series also uncovered 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.

Alex Habgood, series location manager said: “Paul Martin and the entire Flog It team are really pleased to be bringing the show to Morecambe.

“ I’m sure The Platform will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day; our experts are all looking forward to welcoming people along for their free valuations in such important historic building.

“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”

Flog It presenter Paul Martin said “I’m delighted to be bringing Flog It back to Morecambe.

“It’s a great town; my last visit was in 2012 when Flog It made a short film focusing on the restoration of the Winter Gardens.

“I’m looking forward to coming back and and hopefully to revealing some more of the areas fascinating history to our viewers.

“ I hope as many people as possible will come along to see us with their items for valuation.”

Flog It will be at The Platform in Morecambe on Wednesday November 25 between 9.30am and 4pm.

The items selected at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Silverwoods in Clitheroe on Thursday December 17.