Every Tuesday Kaja Veilleux and John Bottero welcome people from near and far with one item or a car full, and at no charge, give a verbal estimate of the fair market value of the art, antiques and collectibles brought for his inspection. Nothing is too insignificant, they assure 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 consign it to an auction. Others are disappointed with the news that their items have more family value than monetary value. But most 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 what the market can do for them.