Get your antique valued for free, and maybe appear on TV
Huddersfield Town Hall is getting ready to host popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It, on Friday 10 February.
How do I get my items valued?
Visit Huddersfield Town Hall between 9.30am and 4pm with up to three antiques or collectables you might be interested in selling.
Once valued the owner and a team of experts decide whether an object is filmed.
Selected antiques will then be sent to Gary Don Auctions in Leeds for inclusion in their sale on Tuesday 28 February.
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.
More about Flog It
The Bristol based BBC production recently filmed its 1000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
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 which was 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 £5000.
Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said:
“I’m really pleased to be bringing the show back to Huddersfield; our last visit was 12 years ago when we filmed at the Galpharm Stadium. I’m looking forward to the valuation day at the Town Hall and hope as many people as possible will come along for a free valuation.”
Cllr Turner Cabinet Member for Resources and Creative Kirklees said:
“The opportunity to host this popular TV programme is great for Huddersfield Town Hall and Kirklees in general. Huddersfield Town Hall is one of our greatest assets and I look forward to seeing it featured on TV. The show gives local people the chance to shine and show off Kirklees to the rest of the country.”
“I am sure the residents of Kirklees will enter in to the spirit of the programme, and will bring along many varied items to have valued. Let’s hope that we find a rare item that can entertain the viewing audience, and perhaps make someone some money.”
When will it be on TV?
The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Huddersfield Town Hall and they will be transmitted within eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Mark Stacey, Christina Trevanion and Nick Davies.