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Colleene Fesko

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Colleene Fesko Works of Art
Boston, MA
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617-939-4982

Colleene Fesko, frequently seen on PBS, is a Boston-based fine art and antiques appraiser and broker. Most recently as a consultant with Christie’s American Painting department, her experience includes more than two decades at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers. Her expertise and keen awareness of the volatile art and antiques market enhance her role in advising clients as to the most profitable and efficient dispersal of their holdings.

Colleene Fesko and her associates provide a broad array of estate, appraisal and brokering services to discerning clients. We specialize in assisting clients faced with the responsibility of appraising, dividing or dispersing an estate. We also provide expert, quality appraisals for any purpose: estate tax and estate planning, insurance, fair market value, gift tax, charitable contributions, damage/complete loss, family division and property distribution.

As your confidential private broker, whether you are selling or buying fine art, antiques, jewelry or other valuable collectibles, we put our national and international network of resources at your disposal. We can directly assist you in placing the estate of an artist, selling your collection privately or at auction, or discreetly brokering individual pieces of high value. We also offer a range of services to help you document, maintain and manage your collection.

Colleene is also in demand for personal appearances, and welcomes your inquiry. She has offered lectures and presentations for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The American Society of Appraisers, the Smithsonian Institution, and numerous others. For non-profit organizations seeking a recognizable personality to enhance their fundraising efforts or member participation, Colleene is a welcome guest for Appraisal Days and Charity Auctions.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is an antiques appraisal event and television production; we do not buy or sell objects, and conducting any business with an appraiser at the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event is strictly forbidden.

If you decide to do business with an appraiser who has appeared on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, please keep in mind these tips before consigning or selling an item:

  • Get more than one referral and check references
  • Get valuations of your item from more than once source
  • Compare options between different types of sellers, i.e., a dealer versus an auction house
  • If you are considering consigning an object for auction, be sure to inquire how the item will be priced, the size of the fee, and the expected amount of time the process may take. Find out what will happen if it doesn't sell.
  • Check the appraiser's professional associations (such as International Society of Appraisers, American Appraisers Association, National Auctioneers Association)
  • Consult an attorney before signing a contract
  • Whatever kind of transaction you decide to enter into, always get a detailed written receipt for your records

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s pool of experts are professionals with a wide range of experience in the antiques, fine art and collectibles community, and they are from a diverse background of auctioneers, dealers and appraisers.

All ROADSHOW appraisers are independent volunteers who donate their time and expertise to PBS and who pay their own expenses to be on the show. All business transactions are independent from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.