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Dear Paul,

As you mention, your colleague could indeed take the item to an  
auction house for a valuation, but it is not unusual for auction  
houses to 'make house calls', especially if there might be some other  
items that could benefit from being evaluated.

Best wishes,
George

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George FERZOCO
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On 19 Jul 2011, at 12:09, Paul Chandler wrote:

> A librarian friend has been asked to send an incunabulum (Johannes  
> Maria de Poluciis, Vita S. Alberti de Drepano, Venice: Christophorus  
> de Pensis?, 1499) to an exhibition. For insurance purposes he must  
> provide a current valuation, but is not sure how to go about this  
> short of taking the item to an auction house for a valuation. I  
> suppose a book-dealer would check auction records and the like, but  
> I imagine this would require specialised resources (?). How would  
> one go about this? Any help appreciated, perhaps off-list. -- Paul
>
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