With programmes such as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Roadshow awakening the interest in antiquities there is a growing interest in the value of family heirlooms and collectibles.

Insurance companies are not oblivious to this, and are beginning to insist on individual valuations of collections and items over a certain value. Online valuation companies , one with Dragon Den backing, have become a popular method of valuation by the general public and now compete to provide valuations for insurance purposes with traditional antiques dealers and experts.

A full investigation of the valuation market was carried out by New View Markets, including the traditional,online service providers and Insurance companies. This intelligence enables the commissioning organisation to ensure their service offering is competitive in the marketplace and marketed with compelling messages.