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Valuations of Personal Collections of Original Art, Antique Prints and Limited Edition Art Prints for Insurance Purposes or for Resell or Purchase Values.


Cranston Fine Arts The Military Print Company has, over the years, been inundated with requests for valuations of personal items for various reasons including:

  1. insurance valuations, for compensation due to loss/theft.
  2. to get valuation for the purpose of selling the particular item.
  3. to confirm the value of an item being considered for purchase.
  4. copyright permission on paintings.

We have had to bring in a small charge for this service to cover our employees time, experience and effort. 

A set charge of £20 will be levied for valuation per item, plus information on the item which can be gathered. The valuation we give would be the true value of the item which we would advertise for sale in our commercial premises.  If the condition of the item is not clear the value will be given within a certain range.  If there are several items, the third item onwards would be charged at £15 each.

Cranston Fine Arts offer a best price valuation which cannot be guaranteed.  We cannot be held responsible for a lesser value being obtained for the item when sold to another party.

The information gathered on the item will be supplied but is not guaranteed. Many items will have no previous commercial record for example being sold by the 24 major military and historical commercial art auction houses, established print sellers and publishers, and museum collections which we are in contact with on a regular basis.  The artists may not have specialized in military subjects and therefore may not be recorded as such.

In the rare event that we are unable to find sufficient information to make a valuation of your item(s), we will refund your payment for the item(s).  If we make a valuation, the fee is non-refundable.


To request a valuation of an item, send an email to cranstonorders @

In your email, please provide details of artist, title, condition, edition, age etc where possible / applicable.



Aviation History Timeline : 22nd May
22May1919Nick Carter, a WW1 Ace with 31.00 victories, died on this day
22May1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. C. Gundry of 257 Squadron, was Killed.
22May1942Hans Strelow, a WW2 Ace with 68.00 victories, died on this day
22May1942Oberfeldwebel Horst Henning of 1./Kampfgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22May1942Oberleutnant Armin Paffendorf of 1. (H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 13 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22May1942Oberleutnant Erwin Sy of 4.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22May1943Feldwebel Franz Lehner of 6./Kampfgeschwader 53 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22May1943Feldwebel Fritz Will of 6./Kampfgeschwader 53 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22May1943Oberfeldwebel Gustav Schubert of 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22May1943Oberleutnant August Geiger of 7./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22May1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O H. H. Percy of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
22May1988E Johnston, a WW1 Ace with 20.00 victories, died on this day
22May2009Robert Thomas, a WW2 Ace with 5.25 victories, died on this day

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