Appraisal and Valuations
If you have an old instrument, or a new instrument perhaps, that you need valued for insurance purposes, or in order to decide whether to repair or restore it, then you can use our valuation service to help. We offer a tiered service depending on the level of detail required and whether the instrument is easy to value or needs more research.
Whilst we love to share our knowledge and look over your instruments, we also need to bear in mind money laundering regulations, our responsibility to check whether the customer owns the instrument legally, and at the same time communicating to the public the value of our time and expertise.
So anyone asking for an appraisal or valuation will need to fill in a form with their personal details and show ID, and we will have to charge a small fee for the service. The fee structure is:
- Verbal on the spot opinion after quick appraisal: £10
- Verbal valuation after discussion, appraisal and in-house/online research: £25
- Written valuation after detailed research with a shop certificate for insurance or for the purposes of selling the instrument: £50
For the second and third service you may need to leave your instrument with us for a period of time for us to conduct our research.
If your instrument or bow needs repair or restoration and you want to know the value to decide whether it is worth repairing or restoring you will need to pay for one of our valuation services if you are unsure before accepting our quote for repairs or restoration.