Valuers from Duke’s Auctioneers will be visiting the Devon town of Axminster on Tuesday 22nd April to provide a free auction valuation service.
The Dorchester based firm will be in attendance at the Axminster offices of leading solicitors Beviss and Beckingsale and are welcoming anyone who is curious about the value of their antiques and collectables to come forward.
Valuations for auction will be provided free of charge in the Silver Street offices and no appointment is necessary. Any small items that are consigned for auction will be safely transported back to Dorchester by the valuers and entered into one of the series of specialist or general sales held by Duke’s every three weeks.
Amy Brenan, a valuer with a specialism in jewellery, will be running the event at Beviss and Beckingsale: "Not only will you be able to find out the value of your treasures but you will also be able to receive some complimentary advice from the private client team at Beviss and Beckingsale about the best way to protect your assets for the future. For example, families are often not aware of the potential value in their relative’s possessions until that relative has died and this can have a large implication on inheritance tax assessment.
"By making provisions for these things through wills or dispersal at auction, complicated situations can be prevented." The free event will run from 10am until 1pm.
Duke’s Auctioneers are happy to look at any item from silver and coins through to paintings and clocks but, as Amy notes, ‘We would urge anyone with gem-set jewellery or items of Asian Art which may include Chinese and Japanese ceramics to come forward as the market for these areas is extremely buoyant and their potential values may surprise you."
For more information about the valuation morning or the services of Duke’s and Beviss and Beckingsale, please contact 01305 265080 or visit www.dukes-auctions.com or www.bevissandbeckingsale.co.uk.