Probate Valuations Surrey

Nicholas Muston are an independent firm of professionally RICS qualified valuers and experts in probate valuations and jewellery valuations with many clients in the County of Surrey.

Serving every town in Surrey, including Guildford, Dorking, Epsom, Woking and Reigate, we cover a wide range of items and matters for valuation throughout the county of Surrey. Antiques, artwork and paintings, jewellery, silver and gold, furniture, porcelain and collectors items are just some of the many items we are asked to provide valuations for. We can also advise on more specialist fields of valuation like coins, stamps, books, medals, toys, antique guns, classic cars and musical instruments.

Many discerning clients are drawn to us by our excellent reputation and wealth of experience. For many years we have provided a fully confidential and consistently reliable probate valuation and jewellery valuation service to our clients in Surrey. Every client is different, and we remain sensitive at all times to your particular situation and specific needs.

We can visit your home anywhere in Surrey, should you require a jewellery valuation. We are able to facilitate sales direct to a jewellery collector, dealer or sell via the most suitable auction room available. Put simply, our aim is always to ensure we achieve the best possible price for your jewellery, whichever route to market we take.

Because we are an independent firm of valuers, we have the freedom to recommend the best place to sell to maximise the selling price of your items. This might be via auction or a private sale which can be brokered to a collector, museum or dealer, depending on the items involved. If auction is agreed as the best route to market then we do not charge, because our fee is covered by the auction house via an introductory commission.

We also undertake probate valuations in Guildford, Dorking, Epsom, Woking and Reigate and many other towns in the Surrey area, for solicitors, executors and beneficiaries. We also provide expert advice to executors and trustees in regards to valuations of chattels for Capital Gains Tax, the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme and Conditional Exemption.

All of our valuations of jewellery, antiques and chattels are done in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984. Any valuations are fully compliant with HMRC, and are undertaken with sensitivity and discretion at all times by a RICS qualified art and antiques valuer.

Following grant of probate, we can arrange for the sale of some or all of the contents of a property either via auction or a private sale. If need be, we can also deal with any house clearance that may be required, ensuring that the property is left broom clean.

Our network of contacts in Surrey will help to ensure that your items are made known to the right buyers at the right time, whatever mechanism is used to sell them. This is critical as it means that they stand every chance of attracting the highest prices achievable.

Solicitors, accountants, insurance companies and many other relevant professionals recommend our valuation services due to our decades of experience, relevant accreditations and consistently excellent reputation. We are continually involved with high net worth insurers such as Dual, Hiscox, AIG, Axa and others.

Ensuring the best results possible for our clients is central to our business. We have received glowing feedback and kind comments from many clients in Surrey and other areas, over the many years we have been in business. You can view some testimonials here: https://antiquevaluations.co.uk/testimonials/

If you need our help with a probate valuation, insurance valuation or jewellery valuation in Surrey, we would be keen to hear from you and help however we can. Please contact us and we’ll arrange a time to go through your requirements and assist.

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I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.
Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.
Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.
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I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.

Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.

Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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