Book Valuations and Probate

Book Valuation

St Mary's Books have over 35 years experience in the field of Antiquarian & Rare books, we have worked with some of the finest examples of books & works on paper. We have a number of experts that will advise you in ascertaining your book(s)/book collections value.

We offer a free valuation day every Wednesday and welcome clients who wish to bring items in for appraisal, we will also advise if your item(s) need restoration, and can offer full restoration and re-binding service.


St Mary's Books of Stamford offers a full service of Antiquarian & Rare book valuations for probate and insurance throughout the UK. We have vast experience in dealing with complex estates and have access to the auction records covering book values as well as extensive library of reference books. We also offer this service to international clients and can travel worldwide to value book collections and works on paper. Please e-mail or call for more details. 01780 763033

Regulatory considerations

Recent changes in the way that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) deal with probate valuations has increased the need for detailed inventories to satisfy the conditions of IHTA 1984 - Section 160. Our probate valuations will help with the completion of IHTA 400.
We have been providing probate valuations for over 35 years and have extensive access to all of the major databases which provide the most up-to-date information available for rare books & works on paper.
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