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Valuations

Christopher HamptonChristopher Hampton
Valuer

Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas
Valuer

Kellie WelhamKellie Welham
Secretary

Probate & Inheritance Tax

The assessment of estates can be both stressful and complicated, especially for beneficiaries or executors who have no previous experience of the many problems which can arise in what are inevitably difficult circumstances.

The Valuation Department of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood offers a professional, personal and sensitive service to executors, solicitors and bank trustees which is fully co-ordinated through a single contact.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood will provide:-

  • An immediate preliminary visit without obligation
  • A provisional figure for Grant of Probate application
  • Advice on insurance cover and removal to secure storage of high risk items such as jewellery and silver
  • Identification and dispersal of Specific Bequests
  • A draft inventory, listing principal items, to aid Family Division
  • A formal inventory and certified Inheritance Tax valuation
  • Advice on items of national and historical importance eligible for exemption from tax
  • A complete removal, clearance, storage and auction service
Inventory and Valuation

Insurance

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood specialise in preparing detailed inventories and valuations for insurance purposes, which are accepted by all leading insurance companies as proof of value in the event of a claim. Whatever the cause of loss, an expert and accurate valuation will greatly help the speedy settlement of any claim.

Each inventory is prepared to suit individual requirements and contains comprehensive and detailed descriptions by category of antiques and works of art throughout a residence, together with up-to-date values. A photographic record can also be provided to accompany a valuation. Insurance valuations can vary from a single item to a large estate.

Further information and details of fees are available from Andrew Thomas or Christopher Hampton.

Valuation Pack
Sale FS11; Lot: 0572: A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0572
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £40,000
A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0331: Robert Adams [1917-1984] - 'Pen(with?) Forms' - signed and dated Adams 1955 on base further inscribed with title and dated 1955 on a label attached to the base slate sculpture 13.25cm high.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0331
Estimate: £1,500-£2,000
Realised: £15,000
Robert Adams [1917-1984] - 'Pen(with?) Forms' - signed and dated Adams 1955 on base further inscribed with title and dated 1955 on a label attached to the base slate sculpture ...

Sale FS18; Lot: 0756: ADAMS, Dudley (1762-1830) a pair of Regency 12 ins terrestrial and celestial table globes the terrestrial globe inscribed 'This new globe of the Earth correctly laid down according to ye best observations & latest discoveries, Dudley Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1807', the gores hand coloured in outline, marking the tracks of the second and third voyages of James Cook and Anson's voyage; the celestial globe inscribed 'This new celestial globe containing all ye Southern Constellations lately observed at the Cape of Good Hope and all the stars in Flamstead's British Catalogue, Dudley Adams, Fleet Street, London 1809. The gores decorated with constellation figures, named in Latin and English, mounted on mahogany tripod stands, the legs united by an undertier incorporating a compass, 2ft (61cm) high.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0756
Estimate: £7,000-£10,000
Realised: £22,000
ADAMS, Dudley (1762-1830) a pair of Regency 12 ins terrestrial and celestial table globes the terrestrial globe inscribed 'This new globe of the Earth correctly laid down according to ye ...