Yes, you can always send us photos and description.
We have been operating in the antique and art arena for about 30 years. Attending many auctions each year throughout New Zealand. We began concentrating on valuations following the Canterbury Earthquakes where we priovided 1000's of contents valuations. Today Fine Antiques is more commonly engaged to provide valuations of collections, estates, and insurance.
From time to time we will incur costs associated with providing a valuation. Flights, rental cars, accommodation, international phone calls etc. Disbursements are billed based on cost (or estimated cost) + 15% administration + GST.
Yes, we charge for travel based on distance and time for the return trip from our offices in Harewood, Christchurch. Travel within the Canterbury area is taken from googles shortest route.
Where travel requires flights then we simply charge the disbursements (as mentioned above - for the flight and rental car etc). Distance and time fees will occur from the rental car depot. There is no fee charged for time on plane.
Where non-air travel is required we have a minimum charge of 1 hour onsite. For air travel we require 8 hours minimum onsite.
Below are our standard fees for typical activities. Please note that discounts can be provided for larger jobs. Where fee per item is detailed, please note that a set of 6 items is considered one item.
Professional photography. PDF file report. Market researched value with references supplied where available. ⭐︎⭐︎
HOURLY RATES Any sized collection ⭐︎
Professional photography. Condition & damage report where requested. PDF file report. Researched value with replacement sources & references where available. ⭐︎⭐︎
$95 PER ITEM, Discounts provided for groups ⭐︎
1 hour at your place. Travel within 20km of our office. Highlight items of value. Provide verbal estimates of sale value. Suggest methods to liquidate. ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎
by appointment only
Papanui, Christchurch 8052