Flog It! comes to Tatton Park | Knutsford Times

Flog It! comes to Tatton Park

By on April 20, 2012

The popular BBC2 antiques programme Flog It! presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Cheshire.

Tatton Park 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 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! More recently we surprised a gentleman who brought in a ceremonial cup; it later sold for £44,000!

Heidi Ellert, Series Producer says “Paul Martin and the entire Flog It! team are really looking forward to bringing the show to Cheshire. Tatton Park is a beautiful location and is home to so many fascinating historical treasures. The house and grounds will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day event. 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 Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN on Saturday 12th May from 9.30am until 4:00pm. The auction will take place at Partridge and Bray in Liverpool on Thursday 7th June, the editions of Flog It! recorded at Tatton Park will be broadcast as part of the eleventh series.

Paul Martin will be joined on the day by antiques experts Anita Manning, Mark Stacey and David Fletcher.

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