Probate Valuation In Ealing W13 Reveals Apollo Organ
I attended a probate valuation in Ealing W13 last week and met a client from Sheffield. We gained access and after a brief conversation I started valuing the household items and possessions in the lounge which consisted of a plywood bureau along with other brown utility furniture. There were a few interesting collectables and a Hornby clockwork train in the bottom drawer of of a four draw chest still boxed and in mint condition.
Moving into the hallway there was a narrow 1950’s wardrobe with mirror front, a hall table and a few water colours along one wall. The kitchen was basic with only a cooker a small dropleaf table a kitchen maid and a gas cooker as well as crockery and the usual kitchenalia.
From the kitchen I moved to the sitting room and as I opened the door an impressive Apollo Reed Organ by Rushworth and Dreaper sat confronting me across the side wall, towering above everything and certainly something I wasn’t expecting.
Rushworth and Dreaper made around 5/600 of these organs but unfortunately the Apollo Organs do not have a high value. The remaining household contents upstairs and in the bedrooms which were very sparse and had no commercial value at all. Its quite normal for bedroom value to have no resale value unless its something more desirable or antique. So in total the house contents valuation for probate was less than £1000.
Probate Valuation Ealing – Jeffrey Avery – 15/03/2018