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Hundreds of antiques fans flocked to Exmouth Pavilion last week for the chance to appear on BBC2’s Flog It.

Hundreds of antiques fans flocked to Exmouth Pavilion last week for the chance to appear on BBC2’s Flog It!

The popular antique programme held an open valuation day on May 4, inviting people to go and have their antiques valued in front of the cameras by the show’s experts.

Some punters were so keen to take part that they started queuing outside the venue at 6.45am - nearly three hours before the doors opened.

Once filming got under way, there was a steady stream of visitors keen to have their valuables assessed by host Paul Martin and experts Will Axon and Christina Trevanion.

In total, around 350 people attended and, according to the programme’s producers, the day saw so many exciting antiques being found that it could form the basis for several Flog It! episodes.

The antiques that were chosen by the experts to be sold will now be auctioned at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on June 1.

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Exmouth Pavilion manager Simon Findel-Hawkins said: “It was a fantastic day, with a really great atmosphere, and people seemed to really enjoy the experience.

“People had some very interesting items with interesting stories, and we had good feedback from the BBC.”

“We were very pleased to host such an event.”

Flog It! producer Pete Smith said: “We had a great day in Exmouth and saw an amazing mixture of objects.

“We have particularly high hopes for one or two items, including a Royal Doulton jug commemorating Charles Dickens, valued at �250-�300 and a 1920s cigarette lighter which was bought for pennies at a jumble sale and was valued at �300-�400.”

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