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BBC antiques series Flog It comes to Culzean Castle

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques 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. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

Culzean Castle will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Members of the public are invited to visit the National Trust Scotland property in Maybole 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 T R Callan Auctioneers in Ayr for inclusion in their sale on Thursday 15th 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.

Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said: “I’m delighted to be bringing the show to Ayrshire; we always receive a really warm welcome when Flog It comes to Scotland. I hope our visit to Culzean Castle will be well attended and you are able to join us for a free valuation”

Gareth Clingan, Operations Manager at Culzean Castle said:

“With its long history and links to pirates, Culzean Castle is bound to turn up some treasure when Flog It comes to visit. We’re looking forward to welcoming fans for the day and telling them about all our exciting plans for summer 2017.”

The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Culzean Castle and they will be transmitted within eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Anita Manning, Natasha Raskin Sharp and Raj Bisram.

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 TR Callan in Ayr on Thursday 15th June.


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