Flog It! captures auction bargains in Eastbourne

Flog It! presenter Paul Martin is pictured during filming

Flog It! presenter Paul Martin is pictured during filming

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EASTBOURNE Auction Rooms will appear on television in the new year.

The auction house in Finmere Road will be featured in the popular BBC antiques programme Flog It! on January 9 at 3.45pm.

Presenter Paul Martin and the crew visited Eastbourne to film at the auctioneers’ sale on October 27 and 28.

They sold items which were collected at a valuation day at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

The programme is expected to feature a Liberty and Co Art Nouveau Tudric rectangular dish, valued at £200 to £300, a silver matchbox case and three boxes, valued at £150 to £200, a shackleton scale model Foden flatbed lorry, valued at £100 to £150, and a football ephemera including a pair of miniature boots, valued at £180 to £220.

Eastbourne Auction Rooms had online and telephone bidders at the Flog It! auction and there was a record number of online bidders.

Jeannette May, senior valuer at Eastbourne Auction Rooms, said, “It was a really, really buoyant sale and we packed up parcels to send all over the world.”

Bids were coming in from Australia, Canada, China, America and Russia.