Our Services


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 in Hanley and Stafford

Our knowledgeable experts will be on hand to value your items every week in Hanley and Stafford. Come along and see what you valuables might be worth:

HANLEY - On the LAST FRIDAY of every month we are in the Hanley Indoor Market, 9.30am-2.30pm

STAFFORD - On the FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month we are at The Ancient High House Museum - Greengate St, Stafford, ST16 2JA, by the Swan Hotel, right in the centre. We are there 10.00am-2.00pm

STONE - On the FIRST FRIDAY of every month we are at The Crown Hotel - 38 High Street, Stone, ST15 8AS. We are there 10.00am-2.00pm

ALSAGER - Friday 11th May, 10th August, & 9th November 2018 at Alsager Civic, Lawton Road, Alsager, ST7 2AE

CHEADLE - Tuesday 8th May, 14th August, & 13th November 2018 at the Guild Hall, Cheadle, ST10 1BG 


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.