Flog It, the popular BBC antiques show, is busy touring the British Isles filming for the new series. Viewers can bring their antique desks, porcelain and other heirlooms to venues for valuation. Interesting items are selected and – if the owners wish – put up for auction.
Hosted by presenter Paul Martin, this is the tenth series of a phenomenally successful show, with valuations carried out by a team of experts such as Kate Bateman and Philip Serrell (already familiar to viewers of Bargain Hunt and Cash in the Attic.) Towns so far visited this season include Cirencester, Crowthorne and Cardigan. Today, Tuesday 2nd November, the Flog team are at Colchester, so maybe Carlisle will be next! That will be good news for Cumbrian viewers wanting their Victorian dining chairs valued – the show also welcomes larger items of furniture.
Episodes from season 9 are currently being shown on BBC 2 (and BBC HD) on weekday afternoons, as well as BBC i-player. Each 45 minute episode follows a similar format to Antiques Road Show, except the more exciting pieces can be sold at auction. This takes place several weeks after the valuation date. However, the footage is edited into one program showing valuation and auction highlights together. Pieces being valued now will be auctioned in December.
In February, the team were in Blackburn, Lancashire, looking at Victorian dining chairs and other Arts and Crafts antiques. In April, Paul got very excited over one of the antique desks on their Derby visit. The items tend to sell for hundreds, rather than thousands of pounds, so if you’re in the market for some Victorian dining chairs, there’s bound to be a Lancashire antique dealer with some affordable options.
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