Valuations Of Antiques, Fine Art & Collections

Professional Auctioneers & Valuers Of Antiques, Fine Art & Collections

Yew Wood Windsor Chair..1 of a set of 6

yew wood windsor chairFor a fully tailored, accurate and appropriate high quality service we offer solutions and expertise across all aspects of the valuation and sale of antiques and fine arts for private individuals…Every decision is based on your needs and every individual recieves the same personal attention.

Valuations for:

  • Insurance
  • Probate
  • Family Division
  • Sale by Auction or Private Treaty
  • Loss Adjustment or Arbitration
  • Complete clearance of site
  • Country House Auctions

Napoleon III Table en chiffonier in kingwood with Marquetry circa 1870, Chelsea leaf dish, red anchor period, circa 1755, Chinese swimming duck, 19th Century, valued for insurance @ £900, £1500 and £1200 respectively

Napoleon III Table en chiffonier in kingwoodWith our experience we are able to advise and guide you through any valuation or sale. We will quickly asses the best possible path for you, saving you time, money and heartache.

At James&Sons we believe that personal, confidential advice is at the heart of selling antiques, fine art and related items. The advice given is given in order to achieve the best possible result for you and your items.

Valuation Team

David James: As our chairman and Senior Valuer; David founded the business in 1969 on his retirement from the British Army.

David is an experienced Auctioneer and Valuer with over 40 years of accumulated specialist knowledge spanning Coins and Medals. His knowledge is not confided to these fields and he has an interest and knowledge of Antiquities Maps, Ephemera, Postcards, Cigarette Cards, Rare Stamps and Postal History.

Robert Haynes: Robert has been involved with antiques and fine art since his mid-twenties as a collector, dealer, agent and valuer.

Since the late nineties he has worked almost full time for London Auctioneers as a Valuer. He now divides his time between London and Norfolk.

Patrick Pearson VRD, RDP, FRPSL: Patrick has been involded with Philately throughout his life. His past appointments include President of the Royal Philatelic Society, London and Chairman of their Expert Committee.

Patrick has also written a number of books including: Advanced Philatelic Research; Postal History of Iraq and the investigation of the Grinnell Hawaiian missionaries by the Expert Committee of the Royal Philatelic Society.

Alongside the above we have a number of other experts ready to work with you covering Fine Art, Silver, Toys and more.


We are able to value your collectors items at our Fairs and Roadshows.

This service is free but we would be pleased if you would make £1 donation to The Royal British Legion for this service.

For valuation of large collections for Insurance, Probate and Family Division which require home visits fees will apply. Valuation certificates can be issued.

We are also able to carry out valuations at our offices.

Please contact jamesandsons for an appointment with our expert valuers.