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Flog It! valuation day at the Museum of Science and Industry
5:10pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
THE popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It! presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Manchester.
Flog It! – the major BBC antiques show is now on its 12 series and regularly gets an audience of two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Manchester 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 item 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 free valuation – even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.
Previous programmes have seen a ceramic bowl, bought for £4 at a car boot sale, achieving £1,500; and a woman in Aberdeen sold a Shelley tea set for a huge £3,400.
Louise Hibbins, series producer said: “Paul Martin and the entire Flog It! team are really pleased to be bringing the show to Manchester. MOSI will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day event.
Our experts are all looking forward to offering people the chance to have their items valued in such an important and interesting museum which allows its visitors to uncover Manchester’s many industrial and scientific achievements.
“We all hope you will join us for a free valuation, 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! will be at MOSI, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP on Friday, March 8, between 9.30am and 4pm.
The items selected at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Frank Marshall Auctioneers, Marshall House, Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DH on Tuesday, March 26 the auctioneer on the day will be Nick Hall.