Estate Sale in Cape Girardeau MO. Slot Machine, Firefighting, Railroadiana By Donnaland Estate Sales

Jennings Indian Slot Machineantique 2 wheel firehose cartantique firefighting equipment

 

 

 

 

Estate Sales News recently interviewed Donna Knott owner of Donnaland Estate Sales. Donna will be conducting a very unusual and packed sale in Cape Girardeau, MO starting January 9th – 12th, 2014.

Donna told Estate Sales News in that the gentleman who owned the home was a firefighting teacher in St. Louis, MO for 40 plus years. During this time he collected nozzles, extinguishers, firefighting bombs ( filled glass that you throw at a fire to help extinguish it), a variety of firefighting equipment, instruction manuals, antique books and ephemera. Donna also said that included was a Jennings Indian  5 cent slot machine from the Dunes Hotel, lanterns, 1000’s of photographs, firefighting related clothing, and recently added to the sale by the family an old two wheel hose cart. The owners father collected railroadiana including FRISCO RR collectibles. She also told us the home has more than 20 pieces of furniture from the 1800’s even a late 1800 pool table.

Donna informed Estate Sales News that she has been in business since 1982 and at one point had the worlds largest wholesale deadstock business (new stock that went unsold by stores) that included vintage clothing, jewelry, and novelties. She had a showroom for more than 20 years in Tokyo as well as Missouri. She was a major supplier to Hollywood and Oliver Stone was a major client.  In the 1990’s she was featured in People Magazine  for her vintage clothing used in the first Brady Bunch movie. She sold her company Hullabaloo 8 years ago and started Donnaland with her focus on the estate sale business. She still travels across the country shopping for Donnaland and does a show in Tokyo – Super Junk Show. She is the only American participating in the show.

Here is a link to her sale in Cape Girardeau starting on the 9th on EstateSales.Net

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