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BBC's Flog It! episode filmed in Rochester Cathedral airs with the heaviest antique yet and a surprisingly expensive ghost filled photo album

By Rachel Dixon

TV show Flog It! discovered its heaviest antique yet and an expensive ghost filled photo album, on a trip to the Towns.

This week's episode of Flog It! was filmed in Rochester Cathedral and aired on BBC One on Wednesday, February 28.

Presenter Paul Martin strolled down the precinct and into the cathedral with antique experts Elizabeth Talbot and Raj Bisram.

Flog It! presenter Paul Martin. (BBC Photographer: Anna Gordon)
Flog It! presenter Paul Martin. (BBC Photographer: Anna Gordon)

The pews were filled with people ready to get their items valued on the TV show, which is in its 16th series.

First up charity CEO David wheeled in a 300kg sculpture by Philip Lindsey Clark of the Madonna and Child.

Which prompted Elizabeth Talbot to say: "I think it's the heaviest item I've ever looked at on Flog It!"

The stone artwork was due to be destroyed but David managed to rescue it and it was sold at auction for £2,500.

Raj Bisram and Ivor with his spooky scrap book (7499857)
Raj Bisram and Ivor with his spooky scrap book (7499857)

More surprisingly, a man called Ivor managed to sell a spooky scrap book or £2,200.

He discovered the Victorian relic when he was trying to buy a box filled with maps of Norwich.

Inside were a series of psychic photography, where the film's double exposure creates ghostly figures in the picture.

Many people in the Victorian times believed this was proof of spirits.

Expert Raj Bisram valued the album at £50, but an unconvinced Ivor said he wanted to put the reserve price at £80.

Psychic photography sold for £2,200 in flog it (7499994)
Psychic photography sold for £2,200 in flog it (7499994)

Unexpectedly, in a bidding war began between one buyer in the room and one online buyer.

Ivors eyes widened as the price rocketed from £80 to £800 the album sold for £2,200.

In disbelief Ivor said: "£1,000 for 29 photographs."

"I knew I had a good eye, which I didn't realise was there."

The price soon doubled and the book was sold for £2,200.

The keen militaria collector said he would spend his profit on a new military vehicle.

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