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Valuations of Personal Collections of Original Art, Antique Prints and Limited Edition Art Prints for Insurance Purposes or for Resell or Purchase Values.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL FOR A VALUATION - USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW

Cranston Fine Arts The Military Print Company has, over the years, been inundated with requests for valuations of personal items for various reasons including:

  1. insurance valuations, for compensation due to loss/theft.
  2. to get valuation for the purpose of selling the particular item.
  3. to confirm the value of an item being considered for purchase.
  4. copyright permission on paintings.

We have had to bring in a small charge for this service to cover our employees time, experience and effort. 

A set charge of £20 will be levied for valuation per item, plus information on the item which can be gathered. The valuation we give would be the true value of the item which we would advertise for sale in our commercial premises.  If the condition of the item is not clear the value will be given within a certain range.  If there are several items, the third item onwards would be charged at £15 each.

Cranston Fine Arts offer a best price valuation which cannot be guaranteed.  We cannot be held responsible for a lesser value being obtained for the item when sold to another party.

The information gathered on the item will be supplied but is not guaranteed. Many items will have no previous commercial record for example being sold by the 24 major military and historical commercial art auction houses, established print sellers and publishers, and museum collections which we are in contact with on a regular basis.  The artists may not have specialized in military subjects and therefore may not be recorded as such.

In the rare event that we are unable to find sufficient information to make a valuation of your item(s), we will refund your payment for the item(s).  If we make a valuation, the fee is non-refundable.

 

To request a valuation of an item, send an email to cranstonorders @ outlook.com

In your email, please provide details of artist, title, condition, edition, age etc where possible / applicable.

 

 

See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.

RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Lieutenant Colonel Michael D Cannon added to aircrew database :
Joining the Hell Hawks in January 1945 he notched up a n impressive 48 combat missions before the end of the war, flying his P-47 Haulin Ass II on ground attack and strafing missions during the push through Germany.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD738 : Airframe notes updated (added 04-04-1941 : Hampden was shot down by flak at St-Renan near Brest in France, killing all crew.)
Stirling Mk.I R6011 of No.7 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Wellington Mk.IC R1007 of No.40 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Major Paul Zorner : Squadron service dates updated
Lieutenant Colonel William B McChessney Jr added to aircrew database :
One of the original pilots of the Hell Hawks, joining in August 1943, he flew two sorties on D-Day, Market Garden, Bastogne and Operation Bodenplatte in his P-47 Judy Ann. He finished the war with 121 combat missions and a Ju88 destroyed.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant Ken Tempest : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Aircraft updated, Squadron service dates updated
748th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Donald Lopez : Squadron service dates updated
Lieutenant Colonel Carl R Riggs added to aircrew database :
From November 1944 until the end of the war he completed 56 combat missions including the Battle of the Bulge and on 1st January 1945 was wounded during the Luftwaffe attack of Operation Bodenplatte but returned to combat shortly after.
SEARCH OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES

 

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