Spring is here and it's time to dust off, clean out and recycle. But don't rush, your junk might be someone else's treasure, literally.
Gathering dust at the back of cupboards, forgotten in attics: there's no time like the start of the year to declutter the home. With Barnebys Valuation Service, discover if an old watch, piece of furniture, or maybe even an unwanted Christmas present is worth a handsome price to someone else.
Back in September of this year, a Barnebys user from Belgium sent in to the Valuation Service three incredible unmounted fancy yellow diamonds.
In April of this year, a Barnebys user sent in a Chinese bronze statue, explaining their uncle was once a merchant seaman who would travel between the UK and China.
Paul Newman's legendary Rolex Daytona watch surpassed all expectations, making a new world record when it sold for $17.8 million (with commission) at Phillips, New York, on October 26, 2017.
Sent in to the valuation service this summer was a delicate ballpoint drawing by Godfather of Pop Art Andy Warhol. Swann Galleries in Manhattan have consigned the piece for their November Contemporary Art auction. What is particularly significant about this 1956 piece is that it was drawn the same year that New York’s Museum of Modern Art wrote to Warhol rejecting his ‘’Shoe’’ drawing from their collection.
You can imagine the delight when a Chinese bronze sent to our valuation service by a Barnebys user turned out to be from the late Ming Dynasty and estimated by Sworders to be worth up to £6 000 at auction.
A beautiful collection of 20th century Asian decorative arts, which were sent in to our Valuation service by a Barnebys user, sold at auction for nearly double their high estimate.
At the end of last year, three incredible pieces of Russian silver were sent in to our Valuation Service. Spying these were something that could not be missed, they were consigned to Christie's for their Russian Art sale set for summer 2017.
Last week, Tamlyns of Somerset held their inaugural dedicated books and maps auction, which proved a roaring success. Amongst the works on paper was two treasures sent in to Barnebys valuation service.