Southport residents wanted to take part in new Channel 5 antiques show with Paul Martin

27th June 2022

Brand new TV series, THE GREAT AUCTION SHOWDOWN is filming with one of the UK’s favourite auctioneers, Paul Martin, this summer and is looking for people in Southport to take part.


The producers of Yorkshire Auction House and Catchphrase are on the hunt for individuals to come forward with fascinating, precious, unusual or one-of-a-kind items to be featured on the show.


Each week, the series will see Paul Martin go head-to-head with a rival expert as they compete to make the most at auction in a fun, yet fiercely competitive new format.  Filmed throughout the country, Paul and his rival will battle it out in the auction house to get the best prices and to win The Great Auction Showdown!


Executive Producer Rosy Marshall McCrae said: “This series will be so much fun and we really want to speak to members of the public who maybe have a beloved or curious object they want to know the value of, or fancy making some cash at auction.  We’d love to see unusual or one-of-a-kind pieces and can’t wait to see what precious antiques the area holds with its rich history.”


Paul Martin said: “I can’t wait to get on the road, meet local people and see what incredible items I’m sure we’ll find. This series is a competition – and one that I definitely want to win each week! – so if you have something quirky, historical or exciting at home that you think could just be worth something, please get in touch!”


Do you have a unique item you’ve always wanted to know the value of?  A fascinating object that you’d consider taking to auction in order to make some cash?  If so, Paul Martin wants you to take part in an open valuation day for his new TV show.  


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