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Cash in the Attic app enables antique hunters to receive expert valuations on the move

31st October 2013 Print

In a landmark development within the antiques market, Cash in the Attic Ltd, the company behind the global antiques portal, has announced the launch of a new app that allows iOS users to receive antique valuations directly via their mobile device or tablet. The easy-to-use app gives millions of mobile and tablet users direct access to a team of 20 world-leading experts across 35 different categories headed by Cash in the Attic presenter and antiques expert Jonty Hearnden.

Available to download free on iTunes for iPhone and iPad users, the app allows antique hunters the opportunity to secure professional valuations when on the move, from the expert team behind Cash in the Attic. The app is expected to appeal to amateur antique collectors and professional investors alike.

For the first time, users can search by key word through a content-rich section on the app via their mobile or tablet, with over 15,000 selected clips featuring valuations and information on a vast range of items featured in over eighteen series of the show. Cash in the Attic ran on the BBC for over ten years and transmits in 170 countries throughout the world.

Cash in the Attic presenter and expert Jonty Hearnden commented: “The Cash in the Attic TV series has entertained millions of people across the world and shone a light on the world of antiques and collectibles. We will now be using our expertise to directly help mobile and tablet users in their search for antique treasure.”

Martin Lowde, MD of Cash in the Attic Ltd said: ““The launch of the app is a revolutionary development in the antiques market. From dusty warehouses to digital apps, we’re empowering buyers and sellers in a market which has been notable for restricted access. We have already completed thousands of valuations since we launched the website earlier this year and this new app adds a crucial tool to the armoury of both amateur antique collectors and professional investors across the UK.”

The app allows regular traders and first-time sellers alike to have items valued by a panel of experts all in one straightforward transaction via the “Get Valuation” section, and stored in the “MyAttic” section on the app. Users can supply either images or video content of their collectible item which will be evaluated by one of the specialist team.

Users will also receive an industry-recognised certificate, with full information about the item, including its history and the all-important valuation. This can be used as authentication at auction, on selling sites such as eBay or even through the apps own marketplace.

Payment for individual valuations is integrated with Apple’s payment mechanic to make it easy and safe for people to pay on the move. The cost of each valuation is £6.99 with special packages available for multiple purchases. Valuations will be received within a maximum of 48 hours.

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