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The popular BBC2 antiques programme Flog It! presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Cardiff. Flog It! – the major BBC2 antiques series – regularly gets an audience of 2 million viewers each weekday. So if you are in Cardiff on a UK short break why not pop along and se what’s going on.

National Museum Cardiff will be hosting the Flog It! Valuation Day on Monday 27th February from 9.30am until 4:00pm. Rather like a treasure hunt, members of the public are invited to bring along up to three 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 – often with the owner making a tidy sum. Everyone who goes along to the Valuation Day will receive a free 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, achieving £1,500; and a lady in Aberdeen sold a Shelley tea set for a huge £3,400! More recently we surprised a gentleman who brought in a ceremonial cup made from Rhino horn; it later sold for £44,000! So why not make a day out of it whilst on your UK short break in Cardiff.

Heidi Ellert, Series Producer says “Paul Martin and the entire Flog It! team are really looking forward to bringing the show to Wales. National Museum Cardiff is housed in such a magnificent building full of fascinating artifacts; it will provide the perfect setting for our valuation day event. We all hope you will join us on the day for a free valuation, 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 will be joined on the day by antiques experts Mark Stacey and Catherine Southon. Flog It! will be at National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP on Monday 27th February 2012 from 9.30am until 4:00pm. The Grand Hall and restaurant are the only areas of the museum which will be open on the filming day; all others of the museum will remain closed. The auction will take place on Thursday 21st March 2012 at Anthemion Auctions and will be broadcast as part of the eleventh series.

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