EVE offers a range of ever evolving and adaptive services for it’s customers.
Operating scope – We operate physically in Northern Europe. Primarily in Northern France and Southern England. We can travel further afield by arrangement and of course there is no geographical limits to those we can serve with online services.
Listing services – For individuals looking to sell their items online who want to avoid the online listing, pricing, measuring, documenting and photographing we are happy to arrange for a representative to call, photograph, price and catalogue and then list your items. Selling venues are optional and may include our own website, Ebay and/or Etsy. We can even build you your own website through our company www.frukit.com. Fees are variable, dependent on logistics and consignment sizes but typical prices for local single items start at £75. Multiple single items from £20 each. This service is generally only available in Southern England and Northern France but we will consider travelling further afield for larger consignments by arrangement. Fees are payable in advance.
Consignment sales – If you have a number of items you wish to sell but would prefer us to take care of everything (store, photograph, measure, price, list, deal with inquiries, wrap and dispatch etc.). We are happy to discuss your requirements. Fees are variable, dependent on logistics and consignment sizes but typical prices start at £250 set-up cost per consignment plus 30% of selling price at time of sale. This service is generally only available in Southern England and Northern France but we will consider traveling further afield for larger consignments by arrangement. We are also happy to offer this service to people sending items to us for sale (by arrangement though please!). Typical fees for this service start at £100 set-up cost plus 30% of selling price. Set-up fees are payable in advance.
Online valuations – We are happy to provide online valuations. Our fee is £35. Find out more and buy a valuation here: Buy valuation. Submit your product for valuation here: Submit product for valuation. Local ‘in person’ valuations can be facilitated by arrangement.
Insurance valuations – For all insurance valuations we provide an independent written assessment of the replacement value in the current market. We can also help prepare an after loss valuation based on your descriptions. This will help you to deal more effectively with your insurance provider. Fees will be discussed before work commences and 100% paid in advance. Fees will be based on the size of the consignment and logistics involved (typically starting from £125 for single items).
Probate valuations – A probate valuation ascertains the value of a deceased person’s estate to help calculate inheritance tax. Fees will be discussed before work commences and 100% paid in advance. Fees will be based on the size of the consignment and logistics involved (typically starting from £495).
Estate valuations – A walk around valuation is useful for people who have inherited properties or are downsizing. We will visit your premises and give valuations and information on the best ways to dispose of your items. Fees will be discussed before work commences and 100% paid in advance. Fees will be based on the size of the consignment and logistics involved (typically starting from £295).
Commission bids – We are happy to advise clients who wish to buy at auction. Both online and in-person. We can inspect items which interest you, provide condition reports and advise and bid on your behalf. Prices for auction consultation typically start from £35. Successful bids will incur a commission charge of 15%.
Inventory services – For selling, collecting, insurance, investment and reference purposes we can accurately catalogue your items electronically and/or on paper in a range of formats including printed catalogues, databases and even whole websites. We can also later update your catalogues as required. Fees will be discussed before work commences and 100% paid in advance. Our internet and database services are provided by our own computer and business services company; www.frukit.com
Other consultancy services – We can offer a confidential consultancy service on various aspects of the antiques and collectables market including acquisition for collection, investment and leasing. Fees will be based on the query and logistics involved (typically starting from £50).