Category Archives: Buying At Estate Sales
Vintage Barbie Dolls, Kens, Midge and GI Joe doll collection at a St. Louis estate sale.
This extreme lifetime collection of Barbie, Ken, Midge and GI Joe dolls begins at an estate sale on Friday, August 19th in St. Louis, MO conducted by Deja-Vu Estate Sales.
The dolls in this collection are from the 1950’s to 1960″s.
Barbies have been manufactured since 1959 by Mattel, Inc. Mattel has sold over one billion dolls. Vintage Barbie and Ken dolls are very collectible.
GI Joe and Skipper complete this life time collection of dolls.
In 2009 Barbie celebrated her 50th anniversary. Barbie and Ken have evolved over the years as seen in their clothing and hair styles.
Wikipedia offers a complete history on Barbie dolls. Here is a link to the sale.
The estate sale commission is your last consideration and here is why.
So many estate sale companies have come on line in the last three plus years competition has become fierce. Many new companies try to compete with a lower commission.
When looking to hire an estate sale company, the estate sale commission should not be what influences your decision. Consider the following before you even ask about the commission.
How long has the company been in business? How did the liquidator gain knowledge and experience to sell personal property contents?
Ask about the estate sale company staff and if they have experience.
Advertising is so important with so many estate sales. Ask where and how they advertise. Do they have a private email list of customers that they send to each week?
How do they conduct their set-up and staging.
Do they research for pricing and where do they look for information. eBay should not be the only answer. Experienced estate liquidators know where to research.
Shopping estate sales online or in person. Which works for you?
There are some companies that have offered online estate sales. Two large national companies prefer selling this way. Another estate sale listing website has announced that it too will offer online estate sales starting next year. All this in a growing competition to attract buyers and estate sale companies.
How do you like to shop? Do you like to handle and inspect what you’re buying personally or do you trust online sales to include all the necessary photos and information to enable you to make a decision? It is similar in this way to online auctions. You rely on the company selling to provide accurate and complete descriptions.
Many large retailers sell online only, such as Overstock and Wayfair. Selling new items with warranties or return policies can offer security. Online estate sales will usually be used items and the return policy will depend on the estate sale company. Determining whether to buy at an on site estate sale or online estate sale really depends on your comfort zone.
Estate sale includes house, barn, antiques store, warehouses, starting today in Angleton, TX. Marge Beegle is conducting this estate sale.
Marge calls this a “once in a lifetime sale”. Almost 100 years of antique collecting and dealing. The selection of antiques and collectibles ranges from marbles to a fire hydrant, antique furniture, canes, vintage toys and Here is a link to learn and see more about this amazing estate sale.
Over 200 coffee grinders at Seattle, Washington. An estate sale conducted by Accettolas Estate Sales starting Saturday August 6th with over 200 coffee grinders.
Coffee grinders come in many shapes and sizes. Antique coffee grinders found in early markets were usually made of cast iron and colorfully painted. Coffee is popular today. Many people like to grind their own on the weekends.
This hoarder estate sale has more than just coffee grinders. It has amazing Pyrex pieces, some great glass ware, and hundreds of beenie babys. Click here for a link to this amazing estate sale in Seattle, WA.
Platinum Estate Sales Of Distinction is conducting an estate sale in Barrington, IL this week starting August 5th containing a watch collection, hour glass collection and several other collections in this one estate sale. All from one family.
Included in this sale is a collection of Ukranian hand decorated Easter eggs,and a pair of DeGrazia signed framed art prints.
Lifetime collections at this estate sale include a vintage Barbie, Indian Woven baskets, paper weight collection among this packed home.
To view this sale on EstateSales.com and photos click this link.
A featured estate sale on EstateSalesNews.com.
Huge copper collection at a Spring Texas estate sale. The sale starts Friday, August 5 and is being conducted by 1st Choice Estate Sales and More. The sale includes stop lights and a wurlitzer.. We feature this estate sale today. EstatesSalesNews.com will be featuring different estate sales throughout the week from across the country.
To view all the detail, photos of this sale visit 1st Choice Estate Sales and More
Selling designer clothing and accessories at estate sales. Estate sales that include designer personal clothing and accessories as more baby boomers downsize.
The estate liquidator now includes selling designer items in their bank of knowledge. Knowing who designers are and which designers are more popular than others. Estate sale companies research these items through retail prices, sales on eBay and other outlets that resell. These may even include consignment shops.
An estate sale starting July 29th in Fullerton, California conducted by Aversa Estate Sales is selling designer clothing and accessories. Sunglasses include Emmanuelle Khann, Ted Lapidus, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Christian Dior and others. Click here for a link to the sale.
Included in this estate sale in Fullerton, California are mens designer shoes. Here are a few photos. Designer clothing and furs are also included in this sale.
Articles have been published over the years about reselling designer wear. Published in the Daily Worth in July 2013, published in 2011 in the Wall Street Journal. Harpers Bazaar in 2015 also published a story. Researching designer clothing is also done through visiting consignment shops and eBay. eBay clothes usually sell to resellers.
Telling the sellers story of an estate sale draws audiences for estate sales.
Understanding who the sellers were, why they collected, what they did, and where they shopped is insightful. The sellers story in estate sales provides provenance to what is for sale.
Here is a partial story about a sale taking place this week in Los Angeles, CA starting on Wed. July, 27 by Again L.A. Estate Sales. “Huge USC Exec Estate – Mid Century, 70s, Toys, Tools, Hoarder Sale”.
“This is the estate of an incredibly interesting couple – both were incredibly dynamic individuals! Leonard Wines, hereafter referred to as the Mister -was a career University of Southern California figure who began his USC career as Coordinator of Communications and then ultimately Director of Pubic Reltations. He took an early retirement in the eighties and dived right into the world of computers…becoming a product manager with Data Desk International and a faculty member with the annual San Francisco Macworld Exposition. His Missus – Clara Vines was an equally dynamic individual! Clara spent the 1950s working the with State Department serving through the Middle East and Asia before marrying her lifetime partner and raising two sons. Clara loved the arts and being an artist at heart – her greatest love was working with her hands creating many wonderful pieces of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, and more! The couple loved music and acquired a large collection of jazz records and literally every room on the property was wired for sound. Their property features a large garden area filled with plants and it must have been quite the retreat in the past!
This is a wonderful example before a list of the major contents that let’s buyers know what and why this home is so filled. Here is a link to this sale to read more.
Many estate sale companies write these stories opening life’s journey.