Valuing stamps

We are valuing stamps on a daily basis and understandably, for many, their value is a mystery.  The majority of these collections were started as a child’s hobby and generally are very mixed and of low value but just occasionally we come across collections assembled with great care and at great expense by serious stamp […]

Insurance valuation in “Billionaires Row”.

We regularly undertake insurance valuations but never before in the most famous and expensive area of real estate in Britain, possibly the world. The grand properties in Kensington Palace Gardens comprise many diplomatic buildings and homes for the famous and super rich. Unsurprisingly it is often referred to as “billionaires row”. The road was originally […]

How to spot a Rolex “Zenith” Daytona

The Rolex Daytona first appeared in the early 1960s with a hand wound Valjoux movement but in 1988 they redesigned it. They increased the size from 37mm to 40mm, replaced the plexiglass glass with sapphire crystal and incorporated a heavily adapted Zenith El Primero 400 movement, which was reputedly the first automatic chronograph movement originally […]

Buyer struck by Quentin Bell studio ceramic bowl

We have handled some fine studio pottery and ceramics over the years by Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Edmund deWaal, Bernard Leach, Magdalene Odundo and William Staite Murray and just recently a small but beautiful collection by a less well known, but in my opinion, underrated  potter called Quentin Bell. His mother was Vanessa Bell and […]

Save the planet and buy second-hand

The environmental benefits of not buying new are being recognised by more and more consumers. In a recent survey, conducted by the Auction Technology Group, 58% of people interviewed understood that buying second-hand furniture is greener than buying new. They understand that any emissions from a piece of furniture’s original manufacture can be assumed to […]

Pistols and revolvers bought and sold

We are often asked to buy or sell antique pistols and revolvers and as a firm of independent valuers we can negotiate the very best price for collections of antique firearms and militaria. Often these will be antique weapons that don’t require a Firearms License like flintlock, percussion boxlock and pinfire pistols, revolvers and rifles. […]

Vintage watches

Vintage watches and sports watches continue to be an excellent investment. Demand for vintage wrist watches, in particular mens watches, remains unabated. Prices continue to rise particularly for sports watches, top makers, and anything horologically unusual or rare. However, aside from the great names like Patek Phillipe, Rolex and Omega, there are still interesting opportunities […]

Lucie Rie bowl discovered by Nicholas Muston sells for £26,000

This stunning Lucie Rie footed bowl was discovered by Nicholas Muston, on a probate valuation, amongst a large collection of over 100 pieces of studio pottery. It was purchased directly from artist in the late 1980s and comes with a signed letter. It has a diameter of 20cm and stands 10cm high. Decorated with a […]

Marianne North – An Extraordinary Artist And Pioneer

Anyone that has strolled around the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew would hopefully have come across an attractive red brick building, with a wrap around verandah, which houses a quite remarkable collection of botanical paintings. All 832 of them, worked in oils, were painted by Marianne North. This extraordinary woman travelled in the Victorian period […]

Diamond Valuations for Sale, Probate and Insurance Purposes

De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company, first coined the slogan “Diamonds are Forever” in 1947 as part of a brilliant advertising campaign that they still use today. The marketing suggests a diamond represents eternal love and affection for your partner. A boom in sales of diamond engagement rings resulted from that ad campaign and […]

Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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#louisvuitton #luxuryluggage #vuitton #vuittontrunk #louisvuittontrunk #wardrobetrunk #ageofelegance #1920s #1930s #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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My birthday girl. ❤️

My birthday girl. ❤️ ...

Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.
Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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#20thcenturyart #20thcenturybritishart #oilpainting #londonartist #royalcollegeofart #hornseycollegeofart #postwarart #probatevaluations #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations

Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.

Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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#20thcenturyart #20thcenturybritishart #oilpainting #londonartist #royalcollegeofart #hornseycollegeofart #postwarart #probatevaluations #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London.

I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London. ...

Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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#lamborghini #goodwood #goodwoodrevival #classiccar #rogermoore #simontemplar #thesaint #classiccars  #sportscar #sportcars #italianstyling #italianflair #earlscourt #genevamotorshow #sussex #iconic #iconiccars #motorracing #modernclassic #nicholasmuston  #antiquevaluation #supercar #supercars

Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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#lamborghini #goodwood #goodwoodrevival #classiccar #rogermoore #simontemplar #thesaint #classiccars #sportscar #sportcars #italianstyling #italianflair #earlscourt #genevamotorshow #sussex #iconic #iconiccars #motorracing #modernclassic #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluation #supercar #supercars
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An attractive piece of dealership branding on the dashboard of this 1930 2 litre Lagonda. 
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#classiccar #classicmotoring #1930scars #goldenageofmotoring #vintagecar #vintagecars #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations

An attractive piece of dealership branding on the dashboard of this 1930 2 litre Lagonda.
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#classiccar #classicmotoring #1930scars #goldenageofmotoring #vintagecar #vintagecars #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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