Our Services

Valuations

We have an experienced team who can provide you with expert valuations. Our valuers will advise you on auction estimates and recommend the most appropriate sale. Reserve prices on items can be discussed with our valuers.

If you have something you would like valued but can’t bring it into the saleroom, contact us on 01782 214111 to arrange an appointment.

Valuation Days

Our knowledgeable experts will be on hand to value your items in various locations around the city. Come along and see what your valuables might be worth:

HANLEY - LAST FRIDAY of every month - 9.30am - 2.30pm - Hanley Indoor Market

STAFFORD - FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month - 10am - 2pm - The Ancient High House Museum, Greengate St, Stafford, ST16 2JA, by the Swan Hotel. 

SILVERDALE - EVERY TUESDAY 9am - 5pm at our Silverdale saleroom, ST5 6SS

2019 pop up valuation dates around the city:

ALSAGER - Wednesday 27th February, 8th May, 25th September - 10am - 2pm at Alsager Civic Centre

STONE - Wednesday 30th January, 22nd May, 18th September - 10am - 2pm at Stone Crown Hotel 

CHEADLE - Tuesday 29th January, 21st May, 17th September - 10am - 2pm at Cheadle Guild Hall 

BARLASTON - Thursday 24th January, 23rd May, 26th September - 10am - 2.30pm at Barlaston Village Hall

Probate and Insurance Valuations

We can provide professional valuation services which can be used for both probate and insurance purposes. HMRC advise that if you are the executor of the estate of someone who has died valuing the estate is one of the first things you should do as the executor or personal representative for that estate. You will need to know the value of the estate in order to complete the probate application forms and for HMRC to establish whether any inheritance tax is due.

Under section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (IHTA 1984), the value of property is the price ‘the property might reasonably be expected to fetch if sold in the open market’. Usually you will be required to produce a professionally prepared written valuation for items with a value of £500 plus.

We can provide you with written probate valuation reports for household furniture, effects, personal possessions, antiques, fine art, jewellery and specialist collections.

Insurance valuations provide evidence of title and value in the event of loss or damage. A professionally produced written valuation ensures that you can identify the necessary level of cover required, and that you protect your entitlement to a fitting replacement in the event of any loss and subsequent claim.

Many insurance policies do not automatically cover all items of high value it is therefore most important that you are able to produce evidence of  a valuation that is both accurate and impartial. 

Our consultants can provide you with a written insurance valuation including a detailed description and a current retail replacement value or nearest equivalent. Please contact our office for more information and quotes for valuations.

Valuations Worldwide

We can also provide a wide range of valuations using our worldwide network of fine arts consultants. Please contact us with single items or complete collections for any of the following items:

Antiques, Furniture, Clocks, Toys, Chinese & Asian Art, Collectors items, Militaria, Jewellery, Silverware, Coins, Stamps, Bronzes, Garden statuary, Architectural Antiques

House Clearances

We offer a complete house clearance and estate probate service. Please contact us for details.

For further information on buying or selling at our auctions please click here

Fine Art & Antique sales

We are currently taking entries for our Fine Art & Antique sale. For information on consigning individual items or collections to a Fine Art sale please call us on 01782 214111 or email: auctions@louistaylorsfineart.co.uk

 

LOUISE RAYNER watercolour, the Buttermarket at Ludlow, Sold for £37,000

A World Record For the Artist.