Archives & Valuations

We provide valuations of libraries, photographic collections, manuscripts and archives for probate and insurance purposes as well as for negotiated sale. Advice and assistance on individual items and collections eligible for conditional exemption from United Kingdom taxation or for Acceptance in Lieu of inheritance tax is also available.

Libraries and institutions throughout the world actively acquire literary and historical archives and we have a long history of discretely negotiating private sales. Advice can be given on the sale or disposal of archives, drawing upon our cataloguing expertise, professional valuing experience and knowledge of the most suitable potential purchasers. We also advise libraries, record offices and institutions about the acquisition of individual items and collections.

Fees are calculated either on a per diem or fixed fee basis. We will be pleased to quote specific costs after discussing the scope and nature of the proposed work.

Please contact: Katherine Thorn