From a single item to a complete estate sale, Vernon is able to undertake the entire project from conception to completion.
As an independent agent Vernon sources private buyers and collectors worldwide on your behalf when consigning your goods for sale, from general antiques to high value. Please read a sample of the many excellent five-star reviews from clients past and present.
In certain cases items are carefully researched before a sale.
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From the South of England - Agricultural Society
Dear Vernon, I write to thank you most sincerely for carrying out the valuation of the society's trophies during the South of England show.
Not only was this a considerable amount of work both in research and in valuing each of the trophies, but you operated in a very confined space where the trophies are displayed in the members pavilion. A challenge in more ways than one!
We are most appreciative of your expertise in valuing each trophy and for the detailed valuation documents which describe each trophy with weight and value.
We note that you have calculated the revised valuation figures realistically allowing for fluctuation for the next 10 year period.
Vernon, we are most grateful to you for all your help and assistance and for the professional manner in which you have carried out this task.
With Kind Regards
Deborah J Barber (MBE)
Original letter held by Vernon Ward
Vernon was chosen above all leading auction houses and insurance companies to undertake this highly important documented report and schedule. Which consisted of silverware such as Silver salvers, silver candle sticks, important and rare silver statues, silver trophies, silver tea sets and much more.
My wife and I visited Vernon Ward with jewellery valued approximately £85,000 because we wished to sell some of it and update the insurance values of other items. We would like to thank him and his team for their warm welcome and very professional service. This was free of charge and the only costs will be a very reasonable commission (lower than London auction houses) on items successfully sold. Everything went well and we were very glad to have discovered his service and thoroughly recommend it. However, there was just one cloud. Thanks to his expertise, we found that an item boxed with the name of a top French international brand was not in fact genuine. You would expect us to have been more than a bit downcast, especially as we had paid £5,000 more than 20 years ago at a grand charity auction at a Park Lane hotel. Surprisingly, we were pleased to find this out because my wife plans to bequeath it to one of her grand-daughters who has always admired it. So at least we now know that our grand-daughter Charlotte will not one day suffer the disappointment of having to learn that her late Granny's gift was not the genuine article. Anyway, the charity benefitted and the forgery will still look pretty good on Charlotte!
Paul Morgan - London, October 2020
I emailed Vernon on Monday with some pictures of jewellery that I wanted valued. He promptly contacted me and was able to give me an approximate valuation over the phone, advice on insurance and advice on whether or not to sell. What I most liked, was the fact that he spoke about the pieces in terms of their worth as items of jewellery and not just their 'weight in gold'. His advice was not motivated by 'making a sale'' (he actually advised that I may want to hold on to one of the items due to sentimental value) and I have arranged to visit his office in a few weeks so that he can view the pieces. Vernon also went the extra mile on his day off and called me back to confirm the price of one of my items. This was all for FREE!! I'm pretty sure you would be hard pushed to get such service elsewhere. I would recommend Vernon whole heartedly.
A Nairn - October 2020
I visited Vernon last week by appointment with a rather large assortment of family jewelry, his service is impeccable - there’s no charge for the valuation...his office is regulated to a high standard of Covid safety...passport details and personal details verified. He’s a joy to work with, someone you can trust implicitly and he valued my personal items with great care and attention to detail. This all came about as I live in London and sent him down by registered post a pair of Georg Jensen earrings...I was so pleased with the sale proceeds, hence making a visit to meet him in person & instructed him to sell more of my unwanted, inherited jewelry. First rate service!
C Cooper - November 2020
Living in London we were in something of a dilemma as to whom we would consider to be a professional expert on jewellery ,silver and fine antiques.We came across Vernon and couldn't have been more delighted with the service friendliness and expertise provided by him and his team for the valuation and sale of our unwanted inherited items . His attention throughout was exemplary. We would certainly recommend.
Carol Holmes - December 2020