Valuations days

Bamfords are one of the region's leading auction houses with valuers specialising in the auction and valuation of antiques and fine art.

We hold weekly and monthly valuation days across Derbyshire that you can attend and bring any items of interest to for a free valuation. Our team of valuers are also available by appointment at our offices to assist in all areas, please call to make your appointment with one of our team.

View our valuation days calendar

Insurance Valuations

Bamfords can offer written and fully illustrated valuations for insurance on everything from a single item to a full house contents and will provide a bound inventory or certificate, usually within seven working days.

Keeping in touch with fluctuations in the market at home and internationally, enables us to give accurate evaluations which would lead to speedy settlements in any insurance claim and assist in the identification and recovery of stolen goods. Our insurance valuations also help you to reduce your insurance premiums.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, 01332 210000, or by e-mail,

Probate & Inheritance Tax Valuations

Bamfords offer an efficient, professional and confidential service to executors of deceased estates. On receiving instruction, one or more of our experienced valuers will visit and carry out the valuation, from the contents of a small terraced house to a country estate.

Bamfords will provide, in duplicate, a bound inventory or certificate, usually within seven days of the initial visit. If required, items of value can be removed immediately by our in-house removers and stored for safety. Properties can be cleared, including all items for auction, items of no auctionable value and any personal documentation can be retained, handed back to the executors or destroyed where requested.

Clothing and items of little value can be sorted and donated to charity. We also can help in offering a pet home finding service for the deceased beloved companions, which often can be a problem if the relatives are abroad or have unsuitable accommodation. Any specific bequests can be identified, valued individually and dispersed. All saleable goods not bequested can be removed and placed into an appropriate auction.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, 01332 210000, or by e-mail,

Why do you charge for probate and insurance valuations and not auction valuations?

Insurance and probate valuations are in fact legal documents and are produced under the RICS guidelines. The specialist will give a full and detailed report of the items and we will provide two bound copies of your valuation for your records.