Estimates on items you wish to consign to sale are free of charge and based on a standard examination. This is a visual examination of the item involving limited investigation and research, without written statements on authenticity and value.
Expert valuation report
We provide expert valuation reports on individual prints and complete photography collections. These examinations include full research and extensive investigation. The result is a printed and bound document in which each item is described and evaluated based on market and auction prices, authenticity, condition, provenance, rarity and quality.
- Appraisal for insurances
Your collection represents a value. This value must be correctly registered to determine the sum for insurance and thereby to calculate the payable insurance premium. In the event of damage or loss, your insurance company will only cover an amount based on an authoritative valuation.
You might not always be aware of it, but the value of your collection can increase considerably within years. To ensure that your collection is kept insured at the correct amount, we advise you to obtain an updated expert valuation report periodically.
- Appraisal for estate planning or inheritance tax
When drafting a will in which you are determining inheritance tax or the distribution of an estate, it is important that your property is documented carefully and at the correct value. When an expert valuation report is available, beneficiaries and executors will be able to implement the needs of your estate.
- Appraisal for insurance companies
Insurance companies dealing with coverage in an insurance claim in a case where no valuation report was made prior to the damage or loss can contact us for appraisals after the fact.
- Appraisal for purchasing or sales decision
Whether you are a private, corporate or institutional collector, your collection is constantly developing. It is subject to changes, choices, refinement, purchases and sales. An expert valuation report on single prints or full collections will help you decide whether a purchase or a sale is justifiable.
We provide appraisals with auction estimates and market values of photography collections for outgoing loans and bequests.
We can host a single-owner museum auction under its name, or bundle smaller deaccessions from various museums in a combined sale.
Auctions under name
Corporate clients wishing to dispose of (part of) their photography collection are invited to contact us in order to discuss the organization of an auction to be held in their name, for example, ‘The company-X collection’.
Private clients with an important collection wishing to sell (part of) their photography collection are invited to contact us to discuss the organization of an auction to be held in their name, for example, ‘The Mr and Mrs Y collection’.
Non-profit and charity organizations that have obtained donations from photographers, galleries or estates, are invited to contact us to discuss the organization of an auction to be held in their name, for example, ‘Charity auction for Z’.