That all depends. Do you need it for insurance reasons, probate, or are you thinking of selling the items? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please visit our Appraisal page to see which option is best for you.
We're thinking about moving to a smaller place, but we don't know if our things are worth enough for you to bother with.
Let's schedule a House Call. We can't tell you how often people think their things are worthless only to find out the opposite was true...too late. We're on the road almost every day and will gladly stop by, take a look and give you our opinion at no charge.
My parents just passed away. What should we do with all this stuff?
After the death of a loved one, making decisions can be so draining that often the very idea of dealing with the remaining house and contents can be overwhelming. We are very sensitive to this and, because of our experience in this area, can thoughtfully help you through these steps. After deciding which things you'd like to keep, and establishing a time frame, you can turn the details over to us.
If I have an item appraised, do I have to consign it?
No, that’s a common misconception. After your item(s) are evaluated, you can decide if you want to keep the item, sell it outright, or consign the item to auction.
Still have questions? Contact us directly at 207-354-8141 or click here.
Free Appraisal Days
Every Tuesday, Kaja Veilleux welcomes people from near and far with one item or a car full, and at no charge, gives a verbal estimate of the fair market value of the art, antiques and collectibles brought for his inspection. Nothing is too insignificant, he assures everyone, because knowledge ensures good decisions.
Sometimes people are delightfully surprised by the value of their items and decide to sell immediately for a fixed offer, or take a gamble on its value by consigning it to an auction. Others are disappointed with the news that their items have more family value than monetary value. But almost everyone leaves with the ability to make better decisions about what to do with their heirlooms, either for estate planning purposes, insurance purposes, or simply to know how to price the item for that annual yard sale.
Tuesdays: 10 AM – 12 PM and 1:30 – 4:00 PM Thomaston Auction Gallery, Route 1 (207-354-8141 • 800-924-1032)
Business hours are 9 am to 5 pm (eastern time) Monday–Friday.
Mail Thomaston Place Auction Galleries PO Box 300 Thomaston, Maine 04861