Flog It! comes to Lostwithiel
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
The filming took place at Jeffery's Auction house, just a short distance from our Fowey Hotel and everyone involved was delightful with the prices achieved on the day.
The big shock of the day came with a men's stainless steel submariner wristwatch made by Rolex, which was valued at between £300 and £500 by the Flog It valuers, due to the poor condition of the watch.
Photo Credit: The Cornish Guardian
Due to the rarity of this item, it eventually ended up selling for a massive £6,200, which far surpassed the estimations made by the television team. This was just the start of a range of interesting items that they had to estimate.
A Georgian silver tankard, estimated at £500 sold for £1080; and quite differently, a Jaguar Fender electric guitar sold for £1050.
But it was in the ceramic section that the guides laid out by the Flog It experts were quite simply shattered, with the auctions conjuring up some very big surprises.
A Clarice Cliff melon design vase, which had a hairline crack and a reserve of £120, ended up selling for £850. In the same category, a Chinese spherical tea pot with an £80 reserve sold to a phone bidder for £900.
All except one of the 39 lots brought to the auction by the Flog It team sold at the auction, and the majority of them sold above their estimated price.
There were also a number of eye-catching lots in the regular auction; several of which achieved some impressive prices. Jewellery seemed to be quite a hit during the regular auction, with a number of amber necklaces being sold.
Amber is a big seller at the moment, and a 55g necklace was the bigger seller amongst them, selling to the highest bidder for £1250. A 14ct white gold diamond solitaire ring was also a hit, selling for £1850.
The rest of the auctions can be seen when the new series of Flog It is aired on our screens later this year.