Starting on January 18th, 2010, the free service will be offered on a dedicated section of the Christie’s website which is accessible both via gucci.com and christies.com. The customized section, which allows owners to upload photos of their vintage items and to submit an appraisal request, is the first single fashion house specialization to be featured on the auctioneer’s site.
Within a 2 to 4 week period, “Gucci Collectors” will receive an auction estimate, prepared by Christie’s Director of Fashion and Textiles, Patricia Frost and her team of costume specialists in collaboration with the Gucci Archive Department. Collectors will also be informed as to whether the product would be appropriate either for an upcoming Christie’s vintage sale, or if it might be of interest to either Gucci or Christie’s from an historical perspective. Participation in sales is purely optional for owners seeking appraisal, while prospective buyers can be assured that the products have received an official appraisal from one of the world’s most respected auction houses. For more information click here.
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