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Unfortunately the Library does not provide a valuation service for any type of item, nor can we provide valuation details for items held in the Library’s collections.
You can find a list of approved Australian valuers on the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program website, and search for certified auctioneers and valuers on the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia website.
There are also a number of other print and online resources you can use to value your item.
You can search online second-hand booksellers to find up to date information on market values of books; a select list of online booksellers can be found in the Library’s Book Trade eResources.
You can also contact individual Australian Antiquarian booksellers and search their catalogues; a list of booksellers and their contact details can be found on the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) website.
A number of our Art eResources provide information on current market values of art work. Two useful databases you can access from home with your library card are Australian Art Auction Records (includes New Zealand art auction results) and Australian Art Sales Digest.
You can check up to date information on market values of maps by using online map auction price records such as Antique Maps Price Guide.