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5 Counties Valuation Company is part of the Craneborne Group which includes Craneborne Estates Property Group, Cato Crane Auctioneers, Abram & Mitchell Auctioneers, Antiques Schools Limited, Travel Gavel and  Bathurst St. James Antiques Advisory Service.   


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A new low-cost, professional valuation, auction and marketing service for higher value works of art, silver, jewellery, antique furniture & fine decorative objects

John Bathurst Crane is the senior partner and founder of 5 Counties Valuation Company. He has over 35 years experience in valuing and selling works of art and antiques.  In 1985 John founded a major provincial auction house which holds over 50 auctions every year and he continues to be a partner in this successful company.

John is a well known television and radio personality whose expertise is much sought after and he regularly writes articles related to antiques and collectibles for regional, national and specialist publications.

5 Counties Valuation Company is centred on Chester with an office in Heswall, Wirral, it offers a confidential and discreet service to all of its clients in Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, North and Mid Wales.


We feel that the best way to enquire about our services is to telephone first where we can discuss your requirements and how to send images by email or through the post.

Connected Experienced Personal

Due to our years of experience we have firmly established connections with trusted teams of valuers in London and the regions. We also have access to both our own and London Auction Houses.

We have over 35 years experience in valuing and selling fine works of art & antiques. Also through our network of contacts we can call on a vast wealth of knowledge and trusted professional experts.

We believe that  personal attention is vital in valuing your family possesions. We will gladly arrange for a home visit to appraise your items and we also offer a free telephone consultation service.

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