Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Once-pricey heirlooms losing their value from the Columbus Dispatch

Enjoy every bite off that heirloom china on Thanksgiving Day. But don’t bet your retirement on the cherished dinnerware; it’s probably not worth what you think. Evolving tastes, changing demographics and technology have conspired to reduce the value of china, crystal, furniture and other once-pricey heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation.

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Set Your Table For Thanksgiving From Estate Sales And Save

With just a week to go before the beloved family holiday of Thanksgiving Estate Sales News wanted to show you some of the wonderful items you can find at estate sales to use on or decorate your holiday table with. Save over Pottery Barn, Bed, Bath, & Beyond and other retailers.

So much to choose from to bring that festive look to your table.

From Browning Galloway & Associates in Pensacola, Florida here are some of the items they will have for sale starting tomorrow. Click here for a link to the sale.

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Here from Transition Estate Sales starting tomorrow in Austin, Texas are more items they may help you with your Thanksgiving table. Click here for the sale.

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From Estate Sales by Sam and Pam in Dana Point, CA here are more great items to assist your Thanksgiving decor and cooking. Click here for link to sale.

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For more more sales be sure to check out EstateSale.com or other estate sale advertising listing sites.

What Our Veterans Brought Home Generations Ago

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As we prepare to honor those who have served our country we wanted to take a look at what many veterans brought home.

They packed their foot lockers with photos, uniforms, helmets, trench art, buttons, flags, and a variety of other military memorabilia.

In WW II many veterans brought back the spoils of having defeated the Germans, however, many of these items are not permitted to be displayed on certain sites because of what they represent. They can be sold, but many public websites do not permit them to be displayed for sale on the internet. Our veterans brought them home with good and honorable intentions having fought battle after battle, but today flags, buttons, cap badges, arm bands, post cards that were printed by the Germans during WW II and numerous other items are now being put up for sale as the greatest generation passes.

They are very collectible and there is nothing wrong or improper with these collections or those who purchase them. However, millions of people are affected by the site of this memorabilia because of the loss of family or friends during WW II.

As we prepare to celebrate all our Veterans let us remember the freedom they have made possible for us.

C’ 1940’s Soda Fountain And Lunch Counter – Throwback Thursday

When your editor returned to eastern Long Island I had the opportunity to have breakfast in Riverhead, New York at the old Soda Fountain and Lunch Counter. I use to stop their as a youngster for a “homemade” cherry coke. Here are photos for today’s Throwback Thursday at Estate Sales News. Did you have one of these where you grew up?

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Memorial Day Weekend – What’s Selling At Estate Sales?

Originally called Decoration Day and started at the end of the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war, this a day to remember all those who have died serving in our country’s armed forces.

Here’s a look at sales taking place this weekend.

Gilbert, AZ, May 21

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Knoxville, TN, May 22

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Doylestown, PA, May 21

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Throwback Thursday – Estate Sales News Visits 1930’s Las Vegas

Slide1At an upcoming estate sale in Lincolnshire, IL in November Above & Beyond Estate Sales will have this 1931 Jennings Century Mint Vendor – triple jackpot sloth machine with original fortune telling reel strips for sale. The photo next to is Las Vegas 1930’s.

1931 Jennings Century Slot machineboulder clubWe thank Classicvegas.squarespace.com to show you the Boulder Club from the 1930s. Be sure to check out their website.

What’s selling at estate sales tomorrow?

Estate Sale signIt’s Estate Sales Friday and that means that there are 1000’s of estate sales out there.

To attend an interesting sale which required research and knowledge by the estate sale company and auction company working side by side you can go to 10525 Frost Rd., Portland, MI 48875. The estate sale is run by Wonder Women Estate Sales and the Saturday auction by Epic Auctions and Estate Sales. Here is a link to the sale and auction.

To view other estate sales and auctions we include the following links. Please tell them you heard about it from EstateSalesNews.com

EstateSales.NET

EstateSales.org

Estatesale.com

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To our friends observing Yom Kippur starting this evening we wish you a good fast.

We will return on Monday to discuss estate sale listing websites for estate sales and what you should ask and expect from them and why it is important to sellers, estate sale companies, and buyers. Monday on EstateSalesNews.com

Happy shopping and remember shop an estate sale, save $$$$ and go green.

Vintage Neon Collection – A Walk Through Time

Neon SlipperEstate Sales News visited the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, NV.  If you are a fan of vintage neon signs this is a must visit. The museum has rescued and obtained many of the old neon signs that were the highlights of the Las Vegas strip and Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, NV. They have been restoring many of the smaller signs and returning them in working order to various areas around Las Vegas.

The neon slipper was in front of the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall. The story goes that Howard Hughes, who lived in Las Vegas for a time was staying across from the Silver Slipper and the bright lights from the sign at night disturbed the eccentric Howard Hughes and he arranged to have it removed. The Neon Museum has restored it and placed it outside of the front of the museum. It is lit every evening. What’s old is new again. The slogan of many estate sales.

The signs have been obtained from casinos, hotels, motels, wedding chapels, mobile parks, and more. This is the largest collection of vintage neon available for the public to see that Estate Sales News knows of. It is in a desert park like setting and the museum takes you on a guided walking tour. Reservations are required as tours are limited in numbers because of the walking area.

Vintage takes many forms and we hope you will enjoy this tour of vintage Las Vegas signage.

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Click here to visit the Neon Museum website.   link to their Facebook page

Happy 4th Of July – Celebrating Independence Day

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Estate Sales News wishes you and yours a happy and safe 4th of July.

It’s Flag Day

US_Flag_Day_poster_1917To day is flag day. Wikipedia explains that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date.