Valuation Services

                      Auction Appraisal

We offer a FREE appraisal service at our offices for items you may wish to consign to auction.

Read our article:  How we value your antiques

Our service includes advice for the most appropriate sale, a pre-sale estimate to encourage buyers and a reserve if necessary.

Items can accepted at each of the Auction Rooms Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.  

Every Friday the valuers are available without appointment from 9am to 1pm.

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Home visits can also be arranged where appropriate. Please call your nearest saleroom to speak with the saleroom managers about these. 

John Leatt at Lincoln 01522 524984, Craig Bewick at Grantham 01476 565118 or John Ireland at Bourne 01778 422686.

View our calender for auction dates and venues close to you.

                 asset man

We offer a full range of valuation services and disposal sale solutions for Receivers and Insolvency Practitioners.

We also act for private companies and corporations.

Our past sales have included Commercial Vehicles, Plant and Machinery of all types, Shop and Office Furniture and Machinery, Metal Working/ Engineering Machines and Commercial Stock, Warehouse Equipment, and Manufacturing Plant in many fields.

Sales are held by Auction, Tender or Private Treaty and advice on methodology is freely available.

In the first instance contact Chris Richardson or Colin Young to discuss your specific requirements.

T: 01778 422686


For large scale projects needing multi-site solutions across the UK, we are founder members of the Nationwide Disposals Agency.

NDA (UK) Ltd is a group of leading auctioneers in the UK & Ireland. Our association is engaged in the some of the highest profile asset management projects and currently engaged in regular government contract sales.


              Probate RICS Red Book

For many Executors and Trustees the responsibility of dealing with a deceased's Estate is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You have to make a number of important decisions in a very short space of time and all when the loss is most difficult to come to terms with.

The position of Executor is an important one in law and has defined personal liability and responsibility. To exhibit due diligence to beneficiaries and more importantly HM Revenue & Customs, an executor or advisor will instruct a firm Regulated by RICS.

Even if the estate will be taxed at 0%, a valuation remains an essential tool for an executor. The inventory will still be used for identification of bequests, trust items, family division and proof of value.

Our valuations are prepared to the International Valuations Standards requirement of the 'Red Book'.

The report will include the sections of:

  • Jewellery
  • Vehicles
  • Antiques, Fine Art & Collections
  • General Furniture & Effects

For initial free advice, contact the following offices and ask for either of our RICS Registered Valuers, William Gregory or Colin Young.

Bourne & South - 01778 422686

Grantham & Midlands - 01476 565118

Lincoln & North - 01522 524984

We offer a nationwide service including London.


Providing your insurers with a written valuation will enable you to obtain the cover that is best suited to your requirements. If you are telling your insurer what is to be covered, they know the risk and can calculate the premium accurately and offer the best policy.

Over-insuring your personal property results in paying high premiums for  unwanted cover. This can be as costly as discovering that something is not covered when you have to make a claim. 

The requirements of each client are different and your needs will be assessed by one of our Chartered Arts & Antiques Surveyors.

We would discuss what needs to be included in the report and offer guidance to the cost. It may be necessary to do a pre-valuation inspection where large collections or specialist items are to be included.

A draft valuation report is provided initially for your approval.

The report will contain a full description of each item, the basis of the valuation and its reinstatement value. Photographic records are usually provided too.

Upon approval, two copies of the final formally bound report is dispatched to you.

For appointments and quotations contact  William Gregory MRICS on 01522 524984.

The department is headed by William Gregory, a Chartered Auctioneer & Valuer with over 25 years experience.

Valuing personal property for private and corporate clients, William has valued Lowry collections, Museum holdings and family Heirlooms.

To support William we have a notable portfolio of expereinced valuation staff and consultants.

We are the only auction house in the region to have a bespoke Private Client Department with...

  • Two RICS/Antiques Trade Gazette professional assessment award-winning valuers
  • An in-house qualified jewellery valuer
  • Experience in diversity and abundance 
  • 11 professional staff with RICS, NAVA or SoFAA qualifications

Read our article How to collect fine art & antiques as an investment



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