Whether you’ve inherited a few pieces of jewellery, are starting to collect sports memorabilia, or have invested in wine or fine art over the years, your collectibles are a part of your history and your story. They may even be worth a substantial amount of money.
Any time you own a collection, consider getting the items valued. Here’s why:
You may be surprised to know that there are different values for the same item. Depending on the purpose of the valuation, the same item can have more than one type of value. The two most common are fair market value and retail replacement value.
People often think that the way to get a valuation is to go to the place where that type of valuable is sold. For example, if you inherited an antique collection, you might think it wise to go to an antique shop for a valuation.
Actually, the opposite is true!
Make sure you seek out an expert who does not have an active interest in purchasing your item.
To find a registered valuer:
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