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Valuation Services

Cuttlestones’ professional valuation services are offered to both direct to members of the public and on behalf of professionals such as solicitors. From assessing and valuing the contents of an entire property through to individual items we offer a discreet service and an honest, upfront valuation whether for the purposes of insurance, sale or for probate/family divisions.


Cuttlestones can also provide a complete service to assist in tax and inheritance planning; offering an accurate assessment of the value of items which, in turn, enables the necessary steps to be taken to protect assets.
We can also undertake valuations of items due for sale by private treaty (i.e. sold under agreement between two parties without going to auction); providing valuable, impartial advice on an item’s value.


General Valuations

Combining wide knowledge with constant analysis of current market values Cuttlestones provides clear and accurate valuations, while ensuring that any queries are answered swiftly and in full.

We hold a free valuation day every Monday and Tuesday at our Wolverhampton saleroom, and every Thursday at our Penkridge saleroom.

In addition to the valuation days at the sales rooms, Cuttlestones hosts regular valuation events in locations across the West Midlands. More information on valuation days >


Valuations by Email

If you’re unable to make it to one of our regular valuation sessions why not take advantage of our online valuation service? It’s as simple as taking a few digital photos and sending us an email. We are happy to value furniture, ceramics, jewellery, silver and paintings by email images. Please follow the below guidelines to ensure we are able to provide you with as accurate a valuation as possible:

1) Take as detailed a photograph as possible. If photographing paintings then try to get an image of any signatures.
2) Download images on to your computer ideally no bigger than 500 kb.
3) Then send them through to valuations@cuttlestones.co.uk.
4) Please include as much information about the item(s). Dimensions, history etc.
5) Please include all contact details including telephone numbers.


Specialist Valuations

As the collectables market is diverse, with new niches appearing all the time, specialised services are available to clients wishing to value new and unusual collectables. Due to the ever-changing market, Cuttlestones has forged relationships with expert consultants all across the country with a particular focus on stamps, jewellery, coins, militaria and sporting memorabilia.
For information contact valuations@cuttlestones.co.uk or call 01785 714905.


Valuation Roadshows

In addition to its regular valuation timetable, Cuttlestones hosts regular valuation events at locations across the West Midlands, where you can simply drop in and receive a professional valuation whether you’re looking to sell or not.


Insurance Valuations

Because accidents can happen, make sure that your valuables are covered for their full value in the event of loss or damage. Cuttlestones can provide an expert, independent valuation of items on your behalf to ensure your insurance figure is based on the cost of its replacement.
For information contact valuations@cuttlestones.co.uk or call 01785 714905.


Probate, Family Division and Professional Valuations

Cuttlestones is well placed to provide valuation services for the purposes of probate, family division, tax and private treaty purposes, both on behalf of individual clients and professionals.

Probate or family division valuations

From a preliminary free-of-charge inspection to the provision of an itemised valuation for estate, probate or family division purposes, Cuttlestones can cover every aspect – whether it involves a single item or the clearance of an entire property, helping to take the strain at what can be a difficult time.

Tax valuations

Cuttlestones can provide a complete service to assist in the planning of your tax and inheritance, providing an accurate assessment of the value of items, in turn enabling you to take the necessary steps to protect your assets.

Private Treaty

Cuttlestones can undertake valuations of items due for sale by private treaty, i.e. sold under agreement between two parties without going to auction, providing valuable impartial advice on an item’s value.

For information contact valuations@cuttlestones.co.uk or call 01785 714905.


Country House Valuations & Sales

Cuttlestones specialises in country house sales, offering a service tailored to this unique marketplace from initial valuation through to auctions either on location or at a pre-agreed venue. Covering items as diverse as vehicles, ceramics, furniture, sculpture and all types of art, our team of professional valuers has extensive experience in the valuation and auctioning of both rare and period collections.

A complete service

From instruction through to identification, assessment and sale preparation, site security and sale day management including catering, telephone and global live internet bidding, Cuttlestones can provide the right solution to every country house sale requirement.