BBC ANTIQUES SERIES FLOG IT COMES BOCONNOC HOUSE
PUBLISHED: 12:05 12 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:24 30 August 2017
Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Cornwall on Thursday 1st June. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Boconnoc House, Near Lostwithiel will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Members of the public are invited to come along 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 it gets sent to Clarks Auction Rooms in Liskeard for inclusion in their sale on Thursday 22nd June.
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 or to go forward for auction.
Flog It has made many significant finds over its’ sixteen series including, in North Lincolnshire, a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a viewer’s wardrobe before being brought along to a valuation day — it went on to sell at auction for £30,000! Flog It experts also discovered an unusual Royal Doulton Spook figurine in Blackpool which had been bought at a car boot sale for £2; it went on to sell at auction for £5,000.
Presenter Paul Martin, who grew up in the area, said he was excited to return to the county he grew up in, "I've got so many happy memories of the area, I went to school and college in Falmouth and my sister still lives nearby. It's such a beautiful part of the country and I hope as many people as possible will come along to see us with their items for valuation."
Elizabeth Fortescue, the owner of Boconnoc Estate is delighted to be hosting the show “We are thrilled that Flog It will be filming at Boconnoc in what is a special year here as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of the purchase of the Estate with the proceeds of the sale of the Pitt Diamond (the largest diamond in the world at the time). We are very much looking forward to seeing the items that people bring and being a part of this wonderful show.”
The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Boconnoc House and they will be transmitted within eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Jonathan Pratt, Catherine Southon and Nick Hall.
BBC Flog It will be at Boconnoc House, Near Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 ORG between 9.30am and 4.00pm on Thursday 1st June. The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Clarks Auction Rooms in Liskeard on Thursday 22nd June.