Free antiques evaluations in Northamptonshire as BBC’s Flog It comes to Althorp

Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It, who will be at Althorp on February 12.
Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It, who will be at Althorp on February 12.

Northamptonshire folk are being asked to dust off their antiques and take part in BBC One’s Flog It when the popular show comes to Althorp House next month.

The show, presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit the home of the Spencer family on Friday, February 12.

Members of the public are invited to bring along 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 should go forward for auction.

If the item is chosen, it is included in a sale a few weeks later where the owner stands to make a healthy sum.

Alex Habgood, location manager for the show, said: “Althorp House 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.”

The BBC says everyone who goes along to the valuation day at Althorp House, just outside Althorp on the A428, will receive a free valuation – even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.

The series has significant finds over its fifteen series, including a rare Aboriginal broad shield that had been kept in a wardrobe in North Lincolnshire and went on to sell at auction for £30,000.

Flog It will be at Althorp House on Friday, February 12, between 9.30am and 4pm.

The items selected at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Gildings Auctioneers in Market Harborough on Tuesday, March 1.