19th century Blue & White Chinese Xianfeng period lidded vase
026 Ceremonial trowel 02
Japanese 950 hallmarked silver Shamisen musical design salt & pepper shakers
Early 20thC Indian silver lidded hinged casket possibly used for transporting letters
Tadishi Nakayama - Japanese woodblock artist specialising in horses (see main body of butterfly)
Gordon Brockman provides services across Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Wiltshire for probate and auction valuations, house-clearance, is an auctioneer, charity fundraiser and public speaker.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people have lost their lives and many bereaved families have been left concerned about how to deal with the estate of their loved ones. Who can advise them? What is the estate worth?
One of the many things that you will soon discover you will need to do is to arrange a valuation of the contents of the deceased’s house and all their possessions.
Valuing items for probate services is completely different to valuing items for auction or insurance, as Probate items are not for replacement. Sometimes a client will have very high resale expectations based on an insurance valuation. However, Gordon knows the market and has valued many, many items for auction and can estimate a pre-sale value of what it could sell for under the hammer.
Gordon Brockman is an experienced probate professional who can assist grieving relatives make these challenging and confusing decisions. With nearly 20 years’ experience as an auctioneer and valuer, he still gets upset when he hears about bereaved families that have had their loved one’s valuables under-valued. His advice is: “Don’t touch anything and don’t throw anything out!”
Gordon strongly advises that families should not rush into calling in house clearance companies, but to first have an expert valuation of the contents. House clearance firms do not always have the best of reputations, but Gordon has the knowledge and experience to provide a sensitive house clearance service in a completely professional manner. He has built his reputation on being caring and honest with his customers and their needs.
Gordon knows that house clearance, probate and valuations are difficult to deal with whilst you are grieving, so he wants to make it as easy as possible for the family whilst, at the same time, being honest, transparent and ethical.
Gordon charges only for his time in valuing. He does not charge based on the value of an item or items – that way his customers can be sure they get True Value.
If you want professional and understandable advice given in a sympathetic and respectful way, please contact Gordon.