Opinion

I would be delighted to give an opinion on an item. I make a charge of £30 (approx $50, €35) for items up to £1,000, then 1% over £1,000, but would give a good reduction for several pieces, i.e. pieces of lace or small inexpensive items.

If you would initially like to send me some digital photos I can advise you if it is worth your while undertaking the valuation. When I have seen the photos I would only advise your having a valuation if your item was worth more than £100. I need good clear photographs. One of the whole item; close ups of front and back details, for shawls and fabrics, together with measurements and condition. Hold the piece up to the light and see if you can see any holes or darns. Value depends on quality, rarity, condition and the item's use today. Once you have paid by credit card or post I will reply with the date of the item, information about it and the value, together with book references.

For insurance valuations please contact me.

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