The popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It is set to visit Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Wednesday 14 October, 2015.

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Flog It - presented by Paul Martin - is now on its 15th series and regularly achieves an audience of over 2 million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be hosting the Flog It Valuation Day, and members of the public are invited to bring along up to 3 antiques and collectables they might be interested in selling.

Once valued, the owner and a team of experts decide whether an object should go forward for auction. If the item is chosen it is included in a sale a few weeks later - and hopefully when the auctioneer's hammer falls its owners make a tidy sum.

Everyone who goes along to the Valuation Day at Wolverhampton Art Gallery will receive a free valuation - even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.

The show recently made a significant find when a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a Flog It viewer's wardrobe was brought along to a valuation day in North Lincolnshire and went on to sell at auction for £30,000. The series also uncovered 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.

Alex Habgood, Series Location Manager, said: "Paul Martin and the entire Flog It team are really pleased to be bringing the show back to Wolverhampton.

"I'm sure the Art Gallery will provide the perfect setting for our Valuation Day; our experts are all looking forward to welcoming people along for their free valuations. If you've ever wondered how much your boot sale bargains or clutter in the loft might be worth, now is your chance to find out."

Presenter Paul Martin said: "I'm delighted to be bringing Flog It back to Wolverhampton; it's a great city which the series first visited in 2006 when we filmed at the Civic Hall.

"I'm looking forward to exploring the art gallery and revealing some of its fascinating history to our viewers. I hope as many people as possible will come along to see us with their items for valuation."

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "We are delighted to be welcoming Paul Martin and the Flog It team back to Wolverhampton for another edition of their hit BBC One show.

"Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be a fantastic location for the valuation day, and it will be a great opportunity to show off some of the gallery's treasures to a national audience."

Flog It will be at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, on Wednesday 14 October, 2015 between 9.30am and 4pm. The items selected at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Trevanion and Dean Auctioneers in Whitchurch, Shropshire, on Saturday 7 November, 2015.

The BBC plans to transmit the 4 editions of Flog It featuring Wolverhampton Art Gallery within a year of recording.

  • released: Friday 11 September, 2015