Sunday 7 May '06
- Doors Open:
Flog It comes to Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
The popular BBC2 antiques programme, Flog It, presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Metro Radio Arena Newcastle on the 7th May.
Flog It – the major BBC2 antiques series – regularly gets an audience of 2 million viewers each weekday – around 25% of the television audience.
The Metro Radio Arena will be hosting the Flog It Valuation Day. 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! 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.
Presented by Paul Martin, Flog It will be at the Metro Radio Arena, on Sunday 7th May from 9.30am until 4pm. The auction will take place on 7th June at the Boldon Auction Galleries and will be broadcast as part of the fifth series later in the year.