Truffle Books provide fair and impartial rare book valuations for collections of rare, hard to find, out of print, used and otherwise collectable books, with fees based on a pre-agreed hourly rate (as opposed, for example, to a percentage of the final valuation figure).
Insurance & Probate Book Valuations
Truffle Books can provide insurance rare book valuations on single rare & collectable books, or collections of rare, hard to find, out of print, used and otherwise collectable books. This form of valuation typically works to identify ‘replacement value’, based on our years of experience as book dealers and information attainable via public retail prices, relative institutional scarcity (where applicable) and auction records.
Probate valuation, i.e. for defining the value of a deceased’s estate, would represent ‘market value’, based on a realistic selling price. Auction records and comparative, like for like, retail databases would normally be combined with our experience to achieve this sort of valuation.