George Kidner Auctioneers & Valuers Ltd



If you have something that you are considering selling by auction, please bring it to one of our Valuation Days.  We will provide advice and suggest an auction estimate. There is no charge for this service, and you are not obliged to sell.  Alternatively, especially if an item is too large to transport easily, you can email a digital image to If appropriate, we can also arrange for a valuer to visit your home.

Valuation Days in Lymington

We offer free auction valuations every Monday at our Lymington Saleroom (Emsworth Road, Lymington SO41 9BL - Tel 01590 670070) from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.  No appointment is necessary: just come along.


Valuation Days in Wimborne

There is a valuation day every Friday at our Wimborne Office (8 West Borough, Wimborne BH21 1NF - Tel 01202 842900) from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.  You will need an appointment for the Jewellery days but, for all others, just bring your items along.



Friday, 7th December    - General

Friday, 14th December  - General



We can prepare written valuations for Insurance and for Inheritance Tax Purposes. Please contact us (01590 670070) for further information or to arrange an appointment.

Inheritance Tax Assessment (Probate) Valuations
An open market valuation is often needed as part of the procedure for obtaining probate when someone dies. We understand that this needs to be carried out swiftly and with sensitivity and aim to attend the premises of the deceased within forty-eight hours if required. We can, also, arrange for high value items to be removed from the property for safe keeping.

Insurance Valuations
Being properly insured is important and we offer a thorough service which is totally confidential. As well as producing a traditional written valuation, we provide a set of digital images of the principal items at no extra cost.

Open Market (ITA) Valuations                 1.5 % (+VAT) on the first £10,000 and 1% (+VAT) thereafter
Insurance Valuations                              1% (+VAT)

Fees for large insurance valuations are negotiable.

There is a minimum charge for all written valuations of £230 (+VAT).