Paul Martin looks through the archives to find some of the best Flog It stories. All enthusiasts know that a famous name can make all the difference to a price achieved at auction, and Paul has picked some of the best to prove the point. From Clarice Cliff to Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson, the proof is here that it's all in the name.
A collection of interesting and previously unseen finds from the show's travels round the country, visiting Muncaster Castle in Cumbria, the Bowes Museum in County Durham, the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset and Norwich Cathedral in Norfolk. Experts include Paul Laidlaw, Caroline Hawley, Kate Bateman, Thomas Plant, Catherine Southon and Adam Partridge, with items ranging from an antique tipstaff to a piece of Bernard Leach pottery. Paul also takes a tour around Llanerchaeron in West Wales and finds out about the interests of the family who used to live there.
Paul Martin presents from Sandon Hall in Staffordshire. Hundreds of people turn up with collectibles and treasures they want to take to auction. Antiques experts Christina Trevanion and Charles Hanson uncover a few gems, including a silver ladle with a surprise in its bowl and a train set brought in by the son of William Moorcroft, the world-famous ceramicist. And Paul Martin finds out about the epic 18th-century voyage by the second Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
This edition of the antiques series comes from Grimsby Minster in North East Lincolnshire. Experts Anita Manning and Michael Baggott find treasures to take to auction, including a set of glasses by contemporary artist Damien Hirst. Paul Martin discovers how Grimsby's port shaped the town.
Flog It! comes from Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Antiques experts James Lewis and Caroline Hawley unearth a sword with a dark history and an early Moorcroft vase. Paul Martin explores some of the region's industrial past.
The team visit Herstmonceux Castle and antiques experts Jonathan Pratt and James Lewis find treasures to take to auction, including some beautiful bronze sculptures. Paul Martin takes a trip on a very large miniature railway.
Paul Martin presents from Crowcombe Court in West Somerset. The grand house was built in 1739 as a statement of wealth and a place to entertain. Antiques experts James Lewis and Thomas Plant uncover some promotional sausage plates that were designed to promote the wares of an exuberant Victorian butcher. Paul also rides on the footplate of a steam locomotive on West Somerset Railway.
In this episode, the experts visit The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Croombe in South Worcestershire, Crowcombe Court in Somerset and Bletchley Park to lay their hands on some unusual items to take to auction. Plus Paul Martin investigates the historic landscape of Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall.
Paul Martin presents from Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. Antique experts Mark Stacey and Philip Serrell discover a tortoiseshell card case and a special car mascot. Paul finds out about the forgotten heroes of Bletchley Park, who invented the first electronic computer.
This episode comes from Croome, a stately home in Worcestershire. Antique experts Natasha Raskin and David Fletcher put a value on the town's antiques and collectibles. Adam falls in love with a rare Grafton saxophone which is made of plastic, and David finds a Royal Worcester vase which has a clever double wall construction. Paul Martin learns about the relationship between art and the British countryside, and he has a go at drawing a landscape in charcoal.
This episode comes from Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. Antiques experts Charlie Ross and Mark Stacey find an incredible autograph book and a beautiful tea set. Paul visits the Bodleian, one of the oldest libraries in Britain.
This episode travels all around the UK in search of fascinating items to take to auction, revisiting some of the locations from the series, including the Ulster Transport Museum and Bletchley Park. There were highs and lows in the auction when some incredible items went up for sale, and Paul Martin uncovers the story of the shipwrecked Metta Catharina in Cornwall.
This episode comes from West Somerset at Crowcombe Court, an English mansion which dates back to 1739. Antiques experts James Lewis and Thomas Plant find treasures among the hundreds of visitors to take to auction. James's knowledge of Derby porcelain is tested, and Thomas discovers an amber necklace that was washed up on a Somerset beach. Paul Martin has a go on a locally made device known as a mud horse, which is designed to help fishermen skim over the mud flats to get to and from their nets.
In this episode, Paul Martin and his team of experts invite members of the public to bring their antiques to be viewed and valued, with an option to sell at auction. The episode is a compilation of finds from various venues
In this episode, Paul Martin and his team of experts invite members of the public to bring their antiques to be viewed and valued, with an option to sell at auction
In this episode, log It! is at Surrey's Watts Gallery, which houses the work of Victorian painter George Frederic Watts. Experts Thomas Plant and Natasha Raskin are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. Thomas values some classic Troika while Natasha is drawn to a sparkling diamond ring. Paul Martin uncovers more about the man behind the valuation day venue, artist George Frederic Watts, inside his gallery and studio.
In this episode, Paul Martin visits the Watts Gallery in the heart of the Surrey countryside, where experts David Harper and Thomas Plant are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. David uncovers a collection of British film and TV memorabilia and Thomas is thrilled by some French cameo glass. Paul Martin is on the trail of Martians in Woking, the setting for HG Wells's sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds.
This episode comes from the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea in Hampshire which was once a barracks and dates back to 1864. Antiques expert Katherine Higgins learns about the local corset industry after finding a Victorian bust used in the creation of the garments, while Charles Hanson hears all about cap ribbons worn by German navy men serving aboard World War Two battleships. Presenter Paul Martin hitches a ride on hovercraft to uncover the history of the clever craft that was designed, built, and is still used on the Solent.
In this episode, Paul Martin presents from Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire. Antiques expert Anita Manning falls in love with a pair of Pilkington vases, while Mark Stacey lights up when he finds an unusual lightbulb. Paul also goes behind the scenes of Capesthorne to find out what it takes to keep a stately home running.
In this episode, Paul Martin presents from the Watts Gallery in Surrey, a treasure trove of British art and sculpture. The experts Thomas Plant and David Harper are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. Thomas values an art deco flapper girl, while a trio of pocket watches impresses David. Paul also visits the heathland known as the Devil's Punchbowl to uncover gruesome tales of highway robbery.
In this episode, Paul Martin presents from the Royal Marines Museum in Hampshire. Antiques experts Katherine Higgins and Catherine Southon find treasures among the hundreds of visitors to take to auction. A 19th century Japanese woodblock print excites Katherine, whilst Catherine discovers a pristine pocket watch. Paul Martin explores Portsmouth to find out how it influenced the Victorian author Charles Dickens, who was born in the naval city.
In this episode, Paul Martin visits the beautiful Cotswolds village of Broadway to uncover its artistic past. He also revisits some of the historic venues from the series, with new valuations and unexpected auctions.
In this episode, Flog It! comes from Bristol Cathedral in the south west of England. Antique experts Natasha Raskin Sharp and James Lewis are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. Natasha comes across a painting of an apothecary on a piece of tin and James looks at a valuable royal ring which was found at a car boot sale. Paul Martin learns about John Cabot and his ship the Matthew, whose crew discovered North America.
In this episode, Flog It! comes from Glemham Hall in the Suffolk countryside, which dates back to the Tudor era. Antiques expert David Fletcher discovers some scripts from the television series Lovejoy, which featured a Suffolk antique dealer, and Jonathan Pratt spots some Beatles bobbing-head dolls designed to fit in a car. Paul Martin follows in the footsteps of local composer Benjamin Britten.
In this episode, Flog It! comes from the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Our experts Mark Stacey and Christina Trevanion are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. A beautifully crafted clock catches Christina’s eye, while Mark is drawn to an unusual piece of Lalique glass. Paul Martin pays a visit to Nostell Priory, a grand house that reveals a perfect marriage between Georgian architecture and craftsmanship.
In this episode, Flog It! comes from Rochester Cathedral in Kent. Antiques expert Elizabeth Talbot discovers a valuable sculpture that narrowly escaped being destroyed forever and Raj Bisram finds a ghostly Victorian photo album. Presenter Paul Martin uncovers the history of the Royal Engineers, the unsung heroes of the British armed forces.
In this episode, the programme travels up and down the county revisiting some of the historic venues from the series and bringing viewers brand new valuations and unexpected auctions. Paul Martin uncovers the fascinating stories of the people of Paxton House, past and present.
In this episode, Flog It! comes from Bristol Cathedral. Antiques experts Philip Serrell and Natasha Raskin Sharp scour the crowd to find objects to take off to auction. Philip gets excited over a travelling ink well in the shape of a rugby ball, and Natasha finds a medieval jug that once lay buried in the city. Paul Martin discovers the darker side of Bristol’s trading history when he learns how the Georgian obsession with sugar was fuelled by slavery.
In this episode, Flog It! comes from Huddersfield Town Hall in West Yorkshire. Our experts Nick Davies and Christina Trevanion are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. Nick is drawn to a bobbin holder that reveals the town’s textile heritage, while Christina finds an incredible collection of glass scent bottles. Paul Martin delves into the area’s coal mining history with a journey deep underground at the National Coal Mining Museum for England.
This episode comes from the historic Bristol Cathedral in the south west of England. Antique experts Natasha Raskin Sharp and James Lewis put a value on Bristol’s antiques and collectibles. Natasha is intrigued by an unusual walking stick with a top made from a German Zeppelin, and James comes across a collection of lead soldiers. Paul Martin learns about the origins of Bristol’s vibrant street art scene and has a go at making a graffiti stencil.
This episode comes from Glemham Hall in the Suffolk countryside. Dating back to 1560 the house retains its Tudor features. Antiques experts James Lewis and Jonathan Pratt uncover an apothecary jar dating back to the 17th century and some enormous silver tea urns. Paul Martin learns about a mighty medieval port that was lost to the sea during ferocious storms in the 13th century.
This episode comes from the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Experts Nick Davies and Mark Stacey are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. A trio of diamond rings entrance Nick, and Mark puts a price on some beautiful Japanese ceramics. Paul Martin meets the owners of the historic Longley Old Hall, once home to the Ramsdens, a family who put Huddersfield on the map.
In this episode, Flog It comes from Rochester Cathedral in Kent. Antiques expert Elizabeth Talbot falls for a book of fairy tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham, and Adam Partridge discovers an elegant chiming Swiss pocket watch. Presenter Paul Martin meets one of the last remaining survivors of the Dunkirk evacuation during the Second World War.
This episode is a special edition of Flog it! from all over the UK, travelling up and down the country revisiting some of the historic venues from the series and bringing brand new valuations and unexpected auctions. Paul Martin goes behind the scenes of Bamburgh to see just what it takes to keep a castle alive.
This episode comes from Bristol Cathedral in the south west of England. Antique experts James Lewis and Philip Serrell find objects to take off to auction. James comes across a bronze statue of Buddha and Philip gets excited by an honesty box. Paul Martin delves into the archives to learn how the BBC Natural History Unit, which is the largest wildlife documentary production house in the world, was established in Bristol.
This episode comes from Glemham Hall in Suffolk. Antiques experts James Lewis is enchanted by a Victorian peddler doll complete with wicker basket and wares, and Jonathan Pratt enjoys learning the history of a dress dating back to the 1940s made from parachute silk. Paul Martin explores nearby Framlingham Castle, which provided a secure bolt hole for Mary Tudor as she battled to become Queen of England.
This episode is a special edition of Flog it! from all over the UK. We’re travelling up and down the county revisiting some of the historic venues from the series and bringing you brand new valuations and unexpected auctions. Paul Martin takes a look through Bamburgh Castle’s rich history and picks his top Kings of the Castle.
This episode comes from Penrhyn Castle in North Wales. Antiques expert David Harper finds an unusual Japanese writing table and Adam Partridge discovers a Cornish artwork that was bought with a young owner's pocket-money. Presenter Paul Martin uncovers the story of Britain’s longest running industrial strike.
This episode comes from the University of Nottingham. Antique experts Charles Hanson and Michael Baggott are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. Charles comes across a rare 19th-century wax doll, and Michael is delighted by a 17th-century tortoiseshell box which ends up soaring in the saleroom. Paul Martin visits the Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington where he learns how the 16th-century knitting frame revolutionised the knitting industry.
This episode comes from Culzean Castle on the west coast of Scotland. Our experts Anita Manning and Natasha Raskin Sharp are on hand to find a selection of objects to take to auction. A watercolour with a local connection catches Anita’s eye, while Natasha is drawn to a gorgeous handwoven blanket. Paul Martin explores a hidden part of Culzean’s history, uncovering the tales of smugglers working the coastline in the caves beneath the castle walls.
This episode comes from Burton Constable Hall in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Antiques expert Catherine Southon enthuses about a diamond ring, and Charles Hanson enjoys trying on a pair of boxing gloves signed by some of the greats of the boxing world. Paul Martin discovers the skeleton of a 58-foot sperm whale which was washed up on a nearby beach in Victorian times.
This episode comes from the Boconnoc estate in the Cornish countryside. Antiques experts Catherine Southon and Jonathan Pratt find a selection of antiques and collectibles to take to auction. There’s a Flog It! first when Jonathan uncovers a dinosaur egg that could date back 80 million years, while Catherine Southon falls in love with a Chinese silk kimono. Paul Martin visits the gardens of Caerhays, which showcase the work of intrepid plant hunter George Forest.
Today Flog It! comes from the University of Nottingham in the East Midlands of England. Antique experts Caroline Hawley and Charles Hanson put a value on Nottinghamshire’s antiques and collectibles. Caroline is wowed by a huge Shakespearean-themed quilt and Charles comes across an 18th-century handwritten valentine that is hotly contested at the auction. Paul Martin visits a gorge in north Nottinghamshire called Creswell Crags where in 2003 prehistoric cave art was discovered.