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

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.