Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Flog It came to Essex

Today Flog It came to Essex and what a day i have had!!! 

Joy my friend, and i arrived at Layer Marney Tower at around 9.45 am the venue for the day. We joined the long queue of people also laden with their treasured possessions in the hope for a high valuation in order to go to auction on the 20th August at Stacy's Auctioneers Rayleigh.

Joy and i slowly moved along the queue until we eventually were seated in the first waiting area in the shade of old ancient tree. This was welcomed as the sun was getting very hot.
Here we sat, people watching, until we gradually moved along the very long queue to the next waiting area. By then it was midday and we were facing the full sun and the temperature was rising.

Almost 3 hours later and very hot we arrived at the valuation tables. Eagerly i unwrapped my 3 items to be told that two of my them were of no interest, but the third one they liked very much. I was told to get further advise from the British Museum in London as it was a specialist item.   
During our visit we met Paul Martin famous for presenting Flog It and two experts Philip Serrell and Elizabeth Talbot.

I was over the moon when Paul allowed me to have my photo taken with him and also be given his autograph.

It was a lovely memorial day which i enjoyed very much and i have the photo and autograph to show for it.  
 Paul Martin's autograph..

 Paul on camera.
 Paul mingling with the people.. Such a lovely friendly person..
 Me waiting  in the cool of the ancient tree...

 Me with Paul.. Oh what i would give to be thirty again!!!!!
 Joy with Paul Martin. 

 Paul Martin . Love those pink trousers.

 Philip Serrell giving a valuation and looking very hot.
 Elizabeth Talbot on camera.
 Me with two experts.
This the item they liked. I bought it in a charity shop ,


  1. I have never heard of flog it!!
    But it looks like a gorgeous gorgeous day was had!

  2. Hi Linda. What excitement. My hubby and I love to watch Antiques Roadshow. Is the Flog It similar. That is an interesting piece, did you go any further with it?..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  3. Oh how exciting Linda and you've got some smashing shots too. I went to an Antiques Road Show years ago in Westcliff on Sea which I loved. I've never been to Layer Marney Tower and might take a trip over there. Your charity shop find sounds intriguing too.
    Patricia x

  4. Are you going to be appearing on the tv show later in the year Linda? I do love your little find, I am an avid watcher of such shows and love it when people find things at boot sales and charity shops for small amounts only to find they are worth lots!

  5. So glad you had a great time. Take pictures of your little bird and send to the V&A. If its any good they will ask you to donate it! x Joan

  6. What fun!! Would have loved to have joined you! Antique lover here...

  7. Wow !! what fun love the photos xxx

  8. Love your photo's and that little bird is wonderful, I'm not surprised they liked it, they probably wanted it, you have such a good eye for a bargain.. xxx

  9. What a fun thing to visit, I like watching the tv show. Your little bird is very special - hope you will be able to update us on it's history. Betty