A propos

Pingel Rare Books specializes in the expertise and purchase of books, maps, paintings, drawings, scientific instruments, prints and old photographs. Founded by Marc Pingel in 1981, the bookstore was located at 49 rue Monsieur le Prince in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Today, the bookshop is located just a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, at 67 avenue de Suffren in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. The bookshop works with many private collectors and cultural institutions in France and abroad and exhibits in international fairs in Paris, New York, London..

Pingel Rare Books is specialized in the expertise and purchase of books, maps, paintings, drawings, scientific instruments, prints or old photographs. We provide free estimates on request.

Many criteria are to be taken into account in the evaluation of your work such as the origin, the dimensions, the period or the state of conservation. It is by considering all these factors and with a thorough knowledge of the art market that it is possible to make a reliable estimate of the value of a work.

How does the estimation of my work of art proceed?

We will collect the information on your work that you will have provided us by telephone, email or via the contact form. On the basis of this information and the photographs we will carry out a free estimate which we will send to you by email under 48h. Finally, we will be able to propose you a solution adapted to the sale of your object.

Is it necessary to move to make estimate its work ? 

There is no need to come to receive your estimate! We make an estimate on the basis of the information that you will have sent us. The photos give us information on many criteria and allow us to refine the estimate of your work.

Do you make estimates at home?

When it is necessary, for example in the case of an inventory for sale, we can travel to carry out estimates everywhere in France.

What is the cost of the estimate ?

The estimation of your works is totally free but the values communicated are indicative and they cannot, in no case, be used for any purpose. It will be necessary to proceed later to a visual expertise of your object to confirm its authenticity and its value.

How do I sell my work?

There are two ways to sell your object at the best price: to contact a specialized dealer or to go through an auction. Specialized dealers allow you to make a fastsecure and confidential transaction. It is very important to use a dealer who is a member of a union such as the SNA or ILAB. Unions establish professional standards and codes of conduct in the trade. These rules govern the business practices of dealers who belong to the union and allow private customers to deal with them with confidence. Auctions allow an object to be sold over a longer period of time and with no guarantee of results. Nevertheless, with the right advice and in the right circumstances, an auction can be the best solution to sell your XXX.

Whatever solution you choose, Pingel Rare Books will help you in your selling process!

How does the sale of my work go?

1. Our experts will estimate the value of your work based on photographs. You can send us your information and photos by phone, email or via the contact form.

2. Deposit of your work for an in-depth expertise. The expertise allows us to confirm the estimate made on the basis of photographs.

3. In the case of an amicable sale, we will issue an invoice and immediate payment. In the case of a sale, your object is put up for sale according to the calendar of upcoming sales and payment is made by rib 5 weeks after the sale.