Antique, Fine Art, Sporting Trophy and Memorabilia Valuations
David Tilleke is an experienced Antique, Fine Art and Silver Appraiser with over 25 years of experience. On leaving an Army career in 1985 he moved to Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers and quickly progressed to General Manager based in Bond Street London following some time with Phillips Glasgow as Operations Manager. During this period in the middle 1980s he assisted with Golf Club chattels valuations at several Scottish Golf Clubs.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers (Scotland) and has many years of Rostrum and Valuation experience. He has acted as an Auction Consultant and been involved with the set up and running of several provincial Auctioneers. In 2011 he set up this specialist Golf Club Chattels Valuation Company offering a unique service to Golf Clubs throughout the United Kingdom.
Over the past thirty years he has become a well known specialist Sports Club Trophy and Memorabilia Appraiser with over 100 accounts. Starting with Prestwick in 1986 he has since 2011 acted for many clubs including Royal St. George's, Royal Dornoch, Royal Wimbledon, Royal Birkdale, Royal Mid Surrey, Royal Eastbourne, Royal Ashdown, Sunningdale, Moor Park, The Berkshire, North Hants, Romford, Harpenden, Harpenden Common, Cardiff, Sheringham, Coombe Hill, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Oswestry, Buckingham, Woodcote Park, West Herts, South Herts, Pinner, Tyrrells Wood, Romsey, Huntercombe, Verulam, Leamington Spa, Ladbrook Park, Tandridge, Basingstoke, St. Georges Hill and Thorndon Park to name just a few.
He has also valued for the TUC, Unite the Union, Offices Messes, House of Parliament Library, and The Commonwealth Society.
He is also recommended by Legal and General Insurance and Circle the UKs largest Golf Club Insurer.
Speed, discretion, due diligence, follow up are key to his success.
Now in association with David Neech, retired Sothebys Golf Consultant, former England Amateur and Junior Selector, and possibly the UK’s leading specialist in Golf Club and Memorabilia valuations. Michael Clifford with 12 years valuation experience continues to act as my Silver Consultant.
Established since 1987 for:
Golf Clubs. Clubhouse Property
The importance of updated valuable Sports Trophy Insurance valuation
In view of the fact that over the past year there has been a spate of burglaries in the home countries where Golf Clubs' silverware has been increasingly targeted "under and inappropriate" insurance is becoming a matter of some concern.
In my opinion, the following questions have to be addressed:
- Is your present valuation over 8 years old?
- Are your Trophies, antiques and Golfing memorabilia, etc properly scheduled for audit and post claim investigatory purposes?
- Do you have "Blanket" cover or are all silver/gold trophies individually detailed and photographed?
- Has your security been reviewed?
- Are you aware of the 3-4 minute rule?
The least I can do is make an assessment based on the answers to the above questions. This can be done free of charge over the telephone.
My fees are not "value" based but on the time spent at your club and production of a comprehensive and detailed valuation schedule and photographic gallery. A first anniversary follow up is also included, and assistance, should it be required, in the case of a claim.
An introductory chat is free and may be carried out over the Internet or telephone or visit if required.
I am happy to provide references from several top golf club Secretaries should you so desire.
About David Tilleke
David Tilleke is a retired army staff officer who left the army to train as an auctioneer and appraiser in the mid 1980s. Following 20 years of collecting antique books and pictures his administrative skills quickly helped him to become general manager of Phillips Fine Art and Antique Auctions in Bond Street London. He eventually set up his own company. At the same time, as a freelance auctioneer and appraiser he has over 25 years of “rostrum” experience.