This site is owned by Peter and Wivine Winch.
WE OFFER IDENTIFICATION, and VALUATION SERVICES
for a number of auction houses in the USA, Australia
and to private collectors. If you need insurance valuations,
authenticity certificates or replacement valuations we can
usually supply these from detailed pictures.
Our charges are a set rate of AU$95 per hour, not based on a
percentage like many other valuers.
CONTACT US FOR DETAILS and we can give you a quote
for the time involved.
Wivine and I first met when I was running a weekend market stall in an inner Adelaide suburb 20 years ago while she was on holiday in Australia (a country she had always wanted to visit) from her home in Belgium.
We spent a number of years dividing our time between Australia and Belgium collecting a variety of antique and collectible items which we stored and eventually shipped back to Australia when we decided to live there full time.
Our on-line sales began in June 2002 and we first began to focus our collecting on Japanese Woodblock Prints in 2003 purchasing Ukiyo-e prints from antique auctions and markets in Bruxelles where we lived for a number of years.
I have traveled to Japan every year since my first visit in 2009 in search of Woodblock Prints and visit three, sometimes four times a year depending on what print exhibitions are in progress and which artists are creating new scenes or series.
SOME PICTURES OF TOKYO
EVERY 3rd SUNDAY THERE’S A MARKET AT YASAKUNI SHRINE
It’s less than a five minute walk from Kudanshita Station
SOME PICTURES OF KYOTO
SOME PICTURES OF OSAKA
AS WELL AS DEALING IN JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS WE HAVE HAD THE WEB SITE “BONALBO ARTS, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN ”
(http://www.baaad.com.au/) FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS WHERE WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AND SERVICES: