Types of valuations

Fellows have been providing specialist auction valuations of antiques, jewellery and watches since 1876.

With over 100 auctions held each year, we offer a quick turnaround for your goods and high prices realised by marketing your consignments to prospective bidders all around the world.


Probate Valuation

Probate valuation is an important part of the process of administering the estate of a deceased person. It helps ascertain the value of their estate for legal purposes.

The period after a close friend or relative's death can be difficult for everyone involved. We understand that a probate valuation might be the last thing on your mind, however, it is important because it helps:

  • Enable HM Revenue and Customs to establish the correct amount of inheritance tax payable, if any.
  • Establish the appropriate value of any assets and assists with equitable division.
  • Identify, for the executors, any items listed in the will

We understand that dealing with probate can be distressing and therefore we are dedicated to providing a service that is carried out sensitively and completed swiftly*.

 

Our full probate service includes:

  • A written valuation
  • Travel to any location
  • House clearance
  • Safe storage for more valuable items
  • Arrangement for items to be offered at the next appropriate auction
  • Disposal of items unsalable by law

 

Probate Valuation Costs

To receive a quote for this service please email info@fellows.co.uk

Quotes will vary; however, all probate valuations will include a charge for house visits to assess general contents: £125.00 p/hour plus VAT @ 20% (plus associated travelling costs)

*These valuations will satisfy the requirements of Section 160 of the Inheritance Taxes Act, 1984.

Open Market Appraisal

If you would like an appraisal for the value of your items, but aren't looking to sell, you can request an open market appraisal. This appraisal determines an asset's value, as opposed to its price at retail.

This valuation is not for insurance purposes.

Our full service includes:

  • A concise description so that each item can be identified.
  • Travel to any location.
  • House clearance.
  • Safe storage for more valuable items.
  • Arrangement for items to be offered at the next appropriate auction.
  • Disposal of items unsalable by law.

To receive a quote for this service please email info@fellows.co.uk

Quotes will vary; however, all valuations will include a charge of £125.00 p/hour plus VAT @ 20% (plus associated travelling costs)

Divorce Valuation

The stress of divorce makes this a very delicate process and so we recognise it requires a valuer who is equipped to provide a sympathetic and discreet service in assessing the worth of the couple's assets.

A family division valuation uses the 'open market' to determine an asset's value, as opposed to its price at retail. This is to ensure settlements are not based upon previous purchase prices or insurance values which are disproportionate from the current, realisable value to the individual.

Our full service includes:

  • A concise description so that each item can be identified.
  • Travel to any location.
  • House clearance.
  • Safe storage for more valuable items.
  • Arrangement for items to be offered at the next appropriate auction.
  • Disposal of items unsalable by law.

Family division valuation costs

To receive a quote for this service please email info@fellows.co.uk

Quotes will vary; however, all valuations will include a charge of £125.00 p/hour plus VAT @ 20% (plus associated travelling costs)

Authentication Reports

Our team includes specialists in numerous fields of expertise. An authentication report will disclose any after-market customisation to branded watches and jewellery as well as identifying potential replicas.

Please note, an authentication report on its own makes no definitive financial statement.

To receive a quote for this service please email info@fellows.co.uk

Typical charge per item £70.00 + VAT

Insurance Valuation

Insurance valuations are required to provide evidence of value and ownership in the event of loss or damage.

Fellows does not offer valuations for insurance purposes, but can recommend external valuers. Please get in touch for more information.