‘Flog It’ the popular BBC1 antique programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Ayrshire on Thursday 18th May. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded.
One of the most popular antique shows Flog It regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
This is only Flog It’s second visit to Scotland and Culzean Castle will be hosting the Valuation day. Members of the public are invited to visit Culzean, a National Trust Property on the Ayrshire Coast, with up to three Antiques or Collectables they might be interested in selling. Once valued, the owner and a team of experts decide whether an object is filmed and gets sent to Auction.
Flog it has made many significant finds over its sixteen series including a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield, it went to sell at Auction for £30,000. Flog It experts also discovered a rare Royal Doulton Spook figure, which had been bought at a car boot sale for £2 it went on to sell at Auction for £5,000.
The selected ‘Flog It’ items will be included in Thomas R. Callan Auctioneers and Valuers catalogue Fine Art and Antiques Sale held within the Auction Galleries in Ayr on the Thursday 15th June. Thomas R. Callan’s sale is live on line utilising an auction platform that boasts 16 million customers across 120 countries.
Everyone who goes along to the Valuation Day will receive a free appraisal of their items even if their antiques are not chosen for filming.
Callan’s are delighted to welcome the Flog It production team to Ayr and hope many Flog It fans and the people of Ayrshire embrace this opportunity and get rummaging in attics and the back of cupboards in search of forgotten treasures.
The Callan’s valuation team have unearthed many treasures over the years and recently found a very rare pair of Russian cold painted bronze figures, signed Fabergé, of Body Guards to Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The figures, 18cm high were discovered wrapped up in a towel in a drawer of underwear, during a house clearance in Largs. An identical pair of figures sold in 2015 in Sotheby’s for £25,000. The Faberge figures will be sold in the Fine Art and Antique Sale in June”
The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Culzean Castle and will film around 36 different owners with their items for auction and they will be transmitted within 18 months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the Valuation day by screen experts Raj Bisram, Natasha Raskin Sharp and Anita Manning.
Valuations are Free! BBC Flog It will be at Culzean Castle, Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 8LE between 9.30am and 4.00pm on Thursday 18th May. The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Thomas R. Callan, Auctioneers & Valuers Fine Art and Antique sale on Thursday 15th June.
Remember, Thomas R Callan provide a free valuation service within their Auction Galleries at 22 Smith Street, Ayr, KA7 1TF every Friday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm alternately you can phone the Callan’s office and arrange a personal home visit by one of the Thomas R Callan Auctioneers & Valuers.
For more information phone 01292 267681.