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Valuations & Appraisals Market Report 2018

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  • Pages: 153
  • Access: Analyst

Valuation is a core aspect of the global art industry. In the absence of a frequently traded market place, and an environment where unique objects can fetch widely different values, the role of the valuer or appraiser is an essential component in filling the gaps where market data fails to provide direct answers. Over decades the skills of an appraiser are honed through a combination of connoisseurship and extensive market knowledge.

This unique report looks at the art and collectibles market from the viewpoint of the ‘valuer or appraiser’, as opposed to the traditional transactional prices based on auction sales.  The report covers 49 collecting categories from Memorabilia and Scientific Instruments to Fine Art.

The report is an expert’s guide to the complex and fragmented art and collectibles market, looking at both important valuation factors, risks, changes in taste and the impact on value on a broad section of art and collectibles.

Facts & Figures:

  • Valuation trends from 2012-2017
  • 49 different collecting categories covered over 153 pages
  • Data analysed from more than 139,000 valuation reports
  • With an aggregate value in excess of $600 million…
  • Average value of $4,398 per object…


The report also discusses valuation from different perspectives:

  • Art as an Asset Class (Anders Petterson, ArtTactic)
  • Insurance (Robert Korzinek, W/R/B Underwriting)
  • Art Secured Lending (Nigel Glenday, Athena Art Finance)
  • Value Trends (Stephen Meadowcroft, Gurr Johns)
  • Standardisation (Linda Selvin, Appraisers Association of America)
  • Advisory (Spencer Ewen, Seymours)
  • Blockchain (Ed Johnson, ValueMyStuff)

Did you know...… ...that with the advent of many DC Comic and Marvel films and TV series, interest in comic books has exploded over the last few years, leading to more standardisation, and regulation and structure have been introduced into the market, making it more easily traceable and transparent.