Value for money

POPULAR TV antiques programme Flog It! is coming to St Albans Town Hall next weekend. The BBC2 series will be using the Town Hall for a Flog It! Valuation Day between 9.30am and 4pm on Sunday week, January 20. The format of the show, which regularly attra

POPULAR TV antiques programme Flog It! is coming to St Albans Town Hall next weekend.

The BBC2 series will be using the Town Hall for a Flog It! Valuation Day between 9.30am and 4pm on Sunday week, January 20.

The format of the show, which regularly attracts an audience of two million viewers each weekday, is that the public are invited to bring along 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 and the owner often makes a tidy sum of money.

Everyone who goes along to the Valuation Day gets 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, achieve £1,500 and a woman in Aberdeen sell a Shelley tea set for £3,400.

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Flog It! is presented by Paul Martin who has a background in oak furniture and owned an antique shop specialising in it until his television commitments meant he could not give the business enough of his time.

The Valuation Day will be followed by an auction on Saturday, March 16, at Tring Market Auctions and will be broadcast as part of the seventh series later in the year.