ANTIQUES and collectables of all shapes and sizes kept the experts busy when TV show Flog It! came to Alnwick this week, writes Stacey Barlow.
Presenter Paul Martin and valuers including Anita Manning set up at Alnwick Castle to run an eye over a host of treasures brought in by their owners.
Collections of postcards and coins, paintings and glassware were valued outside, before a turn in the weather drove them into the Guest Hall.
One of the top finds of the day was a book detailing the names of ships launched at Swan Hunter shipyard, complete with painted insignias from each ship and all the dignitaries that were there on that day.
Another regional item valued was a Maling plate, dating from the 18th century in Newcastle.
Series producer Pete Smith said: “It’s great that we’re getting items with regional significance as well as the expected collections.”
Among the more unusual pieces was a pony’s hoof, complete with shoe and covered in hallmarked Scottish silver dating from 1908, which had been turned into an inkwell. It was valued at between £50 to £80.
Owners who decide to sell their items will see them go under the hammer at Boldon Auction Galleries in East Boldon on September 21.