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Valuation Service

Dunbar Sloane Ltd offers one of New Zealand’s leading valuation services.

Our expert team provide valuations and appraisals for individuals, corporations and institutions, from single items to extensive collections.


• Market/Auction Valuations

If you require an auction (market) value for your goods we require a photo of the item and relevant dimensions, plus any history and general condition. Alternatively you are welcome to bring in the item/s to our offices, we advise booking an appointment with a specialist first. As well as offices in both Wellington and Auckland, our experts travel regularly throughout New Zealand collecting and appraising items for auction.

Note: In most circumstances we cannot conduct valuations over the phone. Complementary market valuations are only provided when your intention is to sell through auction, otherwise a fee maybe incurred.

• Insurance Valuations
This valuation typically reflects replacement value in a ‘retail’ environment. This can be conducted through images & descriptions supplied, physically bringing items into us for inspection or alternatively onsite visits can be arranged. Fee is dependent on the time involved and any travel costs. All insurance valuation reports are in writing.

• Estate Division/Probate Valuations
This is typically a written valuation based on market values. This can be completed on site or through images supplied. Fee is dependent on the time involved and any related travel costs.

• Matrimonial Separation
This is usually based on a market valuation for separation purposes. Fee is dependent on the time involved and any associated travel costs. It is a requirement that the person initiating the valuation is responsible for the whole fee. Payment is required in advance for this type of valuation.



• Parliamentary Historical & Art Collection

• Te Papa Tongarewa Maori & Pacific Artefacts

• Te Papa Tongarewa Historical, Photography, Ephemera, Book & Natural History Collections

• New Zealand Archives & Department of Internal Affairs

• Regional and Local Body Councils

• The Nelson Museum

• Numerous Governmental Department Collections

• Private Collections & Estates New Zealand Wide