Owned and operated by Melinda Richter in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Curated has provided clients in Peterborough and the Kawarthas with reliable valuations of their personal property since 2014.
Curated began as a small boutique in Peterborough’s Charlotte Mews, offering a selection of art, antiques, and local handmade items, and hosting a variety of artist-led workshops and performances. As an accredited personal property appraiser, Melinda offered her clients valuations of items they brought into the shop. She soon recognized that her clients were looking for a full service for their collections: a way to learn more about their items, get some advice on what to do with them, and have a venue to sell them.
Melinda now offers personalized collection management services. She loves discovering the personal and historical significance of her clients’ treasured objects and helping them decide what to keep, sell or donate based on research into the current market.
In 2019, Curated added an online auction option for clients who are downsizing, managing estates or looking to rehome a few treasures. Curated Auctions provides swift, seamless sales of art, antiques, and vintage items, and access to specialized worldwide markets for consignors.
In 2020, Curated opened a small booth at Nostalgic Journey, a multi-vendor antiques store just outside of Peterborough on Highway 7. Some consignment sales are now offered through the booth.
Full USPAP compliant appraisal reports for insurance, donation, estates, and other purposes
Online valuations for some quick advice on the resale market for an item
Household inventories and valuations for clients who need guidance on larger collections
Assistance selecting a recipient, formalizing an agreement and submitting paperwork to make gift-in-kind donations
Make use of our whole suite of services to manage your collection: valuations so you know what everything is worth, sales assistance to rehome some treasures, host an estate sale or downsizing auction, properly insure the pieces you keep, arrange donations for special pieces.
Ready to sell? We offer stress-free consignment sales of individual items or sell your whole collection with an online auction.
Melinda Richter holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfred Laurier University, a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. She is a current member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group and is USPAP compliant.
“Super auction. Seller was responsive and courteous. A pleasure to work with.”
“Highly recommend Curated. Great service. Very friendly and easy to work with.”
“Melinda did an amazing job for my husband and I. She not only wrote a detailed appraisal for insurance, but took the time to explain how an item is valued for insurance and answered all my questions promptly in a very pleasant and professional manner. I highly recommend Curated!”
“Melinda is a miracle worker! I hired her company, Curated, to help me downsize from a 4 bedroom home to a 2 bedroom condominium. She appraised my items, organized them for sale, and was able to get me a fair price in this competitive market. Melinda is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and a true pleasure to work with. I trust that she will be a stress reliever for you too. Thank you so much, Melinda!”
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada