Posted: 16 August 2019
Category: Company News
Louis Vuitton Trunk Discovered and Sold
In the course of our probate valuation work we encounter properties that were occupied by hoarders. Some rooms are so full that they are impossible to enter and the job of valuing is very difficult.
We can ascertain quite quickly if there is going to be anything of value hidden among the piles of items and make a judgement call on whether it would be cost effective to go through everything. Recently, we were asked to value the contents of one such flat in Hove. First impressions suggested that it would be worth the additional time to clear a path through each room and meticulously go through every box, bag, cupboard and drawer.
The cost of the additional hours spent at the flat were more than compensated by the cash and valuables that were unearthed.
In total, nearly £2,600 in cash was handed into the solicitors. Treasures discovered were a rare early 20th century Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk, hidden under a pile of clothes, which sold at auction for £9,600 and a fine Distinguished Service Order group of medals, that made £2,400.
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