Valuation Services

Heritage Meets Technological Innovation

When we are asked to provide a valuation for an item we are not able to appraise, we let the client know up front and utilize a network of contacts to find an expert.

Free Initial Consultation - A valuation may not always be expensive, however it may have value. I am certainly not interested in reviewing your objects, only to follow up with a document to explain why your art or objects are worth less than you expected.

We will never perform a valuation that we don’t believe serves the best interest of the client. At BnB Antiques, we have extensive hands-on experience and the ability to embrace the use of technology in our valuation process.

We are experienced professionals. We dedicate an extensive amount of time researching auction catalogs as well as attending live events. We are excited to be an organization completely immersed in the marketplace of material culture.

With a deep understanding of how to use and interpret online pricing databases, we are confident our services provide the expertise necessary to help anyone who would like a valuation of a work of art or decorative object.

Many of my clients today are concerned that precious family heirlooms will not be preserved for future generations.

  • Attention to detail and a humble devotion to integrity.
  • US-PAP compliant valuations that are prepared with expert knowledge and foresight.

Perhaps a valuation can be a simple list of objects with prices, but our organization works diligently to ensure every valuation we complete is about a whole lot more than just a list of stuff and how much it is worth.

Family history is priceless. If an item that has been passed down for many generations has significant meaning to a family, then it does change the value of the item. Most families are unwilling to part with family heirlooms despite their value in the retail marketplace. Many of our existing clients simply want to see important pieces saved for future generations.

  • We are dedicated to responsibility and required to show our work. 
  • During the evaluation of each item, we are doing our homework
  • Documenting the process, and making sure the valuation we provide is exceptional.

Estate Sales are a common method used for downsizing, however the focus may be on liquidation of assets. Our focus is always on conservation and preservation of family history for educational purposes.  

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We will take things step by step, but we will never perform a valuation that we don’t believe serves the best interest of the client.

 Base rate is currently $175 per hour for field work and research, and $15 per hour for clerical work.

Kurt Costello - Valuation Professional

Consulting on objects for individuals, collectors, corporations and government entities

American Society of Appraisers

International Society of Appraisers

 

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Examples of Current Client Objectives:

Probate, estate, tax, and equitable distribution
Dissolution of marriage and business transactions
Expert witness testimony
Insurance Coverage
Damage Claims
Guardianship
Bankruptcy
Charitable contributions
General knowledge of values

Any family that has a recorded history for more than 100 years is significant for the purposes of historical conservation and preservation.

Items your family has collected may have historical significance and can be saved from being discarded or sold. Without a professional valuation, there is a risk that important family heirlooms and historical objects could be lost forever. Estate Sales are another way to accomplish this objective; however they often focus on liquidation of assets for monetary purposes. Our focus is always on conservation and preservation of family history for educational purposes.  

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Delaware: 302-650-3153

 Shop Location & Address: 28289 Broadkill Rd Milton, DE 19968

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Glamping Accessories - (also known as) Luxury Camping tents, bedding, lighting & furniture

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Check out the most valuable items anyone can find at our shop...

Silverware, Antique Silver and Pewter, Antique Musical Instruments, Depression Glass, Antique Photographs, Perfume Bottles, Antique Christmas Ornaments, Canning Jars, Arts and Crafts Era Furniture, Mid Century Chairs, Antique Luggage, Elaborate Picture Frames, First-edition Books, Globes & Maps, Antique Lamps

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Our wish is to exceed expectations by providing all of the information needed to make a well informed decision regarding preservation of art, antiques and collectibles.

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Location & Address: 28289 Broadkill Rd Milton, DE 19968

This private vineyard is near a local Wildlife Refuge and certainly a beautiful place to visit.

We set up our canvas tent in the yard facing the vineyard and decided it was time to go glamping. 

 

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Pennsylvania: 215-291-4539 | Delaware: 302-650-3153

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