Throughout the time we have run the Perfect Pieces website we have received regular requests for appraisals and valuations of British collectable pottery. Last year we decided that the volume of requests we received meant that this couldn’t be managed on an ad-hoc basis anymore, so we introduced our Valuation & Appraisal service.
Valuing antiques and collectables is not an exact science and is based on a combination of experience, historical sale data and observation of current market trends.
Although we make all of our past sale prices available freely on our site, we also access other databases of sale results and use our own experience of the marketplace to judge how a piece might sell.
We’ve been very pleased with the response we’ve had on this service – with a steady stream of collectors and other antique dealers requesting valuations and often providing very positive feedback on the service.
In return for a small fee, we provide a one-page document covering the history, identity and retail value of the piece concerned. We are also happy to negotiate a one-off fee for a collection valuation and can advise on auction values if preferred.
Although our service does not provide insurance valuations, it’s also much cheaper than most insurance valuation services and includes a guaranteed turnaround of 5 working days from payment.