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Bargain Hunters back at Whitchurch showroom for filming of daytime TV favourite

By Aimee Jones | Whitchurch | North Shropshire entertainment | Published:

Bargain Hunt contestants were in Shropshire last week auctioning off their chosen antiques for the TV show.

Auctioneer Christina Trevanion with Bargain Hunt presenter Natasha Raskin-Sharp.

Trevanion and Dean Auctioneers in Whitchurch welcomed the crew from the popular BBC daytime programme.

The red and blue teams entered their selected pieces - which they had purchased at the Oswestry Antiques Fair in June - into the July auction.

Auctioneer Christina Trevanion said: "It was a fantastic day. It’s always great fun to welcome the BBC crew to the saleroom. This is the fourth time they have visited us here in Whitchurch and it always creates a wonderful buzz in the saleroom."

But the public will have to wait until she show is aired to find out if the teams made a profit.

Auctioneer Aaron Dean with the Crimea Light Brigade medal group which sold for £2,500.

Christina added: "I have no idea whether they left in the red or the black, but they all had a great time which is the main thing. We’ll have to wait and watch when the programmes air in the autumn to see the results."

Valuer Ashley Jones also made his TV debut by appearing on the auctioneers chat segment of the show with presenter Natasha Raskin-Sharp.

"I really enjoyed it," he said. "I thought it might be a little intimidating but it wasn't at all."

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Christina said he was a natural in front of camera.

"It’s so important to encourage fresh young talent into the business," she said. "Ashley is so enthusiastic about his work and it shows. I hope the audience enjoy watching him on our screens."

The 870-lot auction saw some fantastic results across the board with a Crimea Light Brigade medal group selling for £2,500, an 18th century oil on canvas of ‘The Consultation’ selling for £1,700 and a Lalique glass swan went for £1,100.

The firm's next auction will be held on September 15 and entries will close for this auction on August 31.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones
@aimeejones_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.

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