Category Archives: News Worthy Estate Sales

Government Liquidation – a green initiative

Estate Sales News doesn’t usually cover governmental issues, however, on the news today was an item about the government’s liquidation process. According to the website over 240,000,000 items have been sold. Keep in mind these are all items used by the government or military. With the war in Afghanistan winding down it is anticipated that thousands of additional items will be coming up for sale. Everything from airplane parts to truck tires. Here is the link.

Keeping green has become a mantra for many and is another reason estate sales are so popular.

Estate Sales News will be on the road again next month. Our first stop in September will be California and the metro Los Angeles area.



Check out Pinterest board

Pinterest logoIt’s Saturday and with that estate sales are in full swing. Estate Sales News is continuing to add boards and pins to it’s Pinterest page from estate sales we cover or formerly participated it. Check it out, repin and create your dream board.


This is the week of the 1200 doll collection estate sale

dollEstate Sales News wanted to remind all our audience that the huge doll collection estate sale by Full House Liquidation being held in Weeki Wachee, Florida starts this Friday, August 16. We also wanted to remind you that according to their listing on (click here for the link) they do pre-sales over the phone under strick conditions. This estate sale run by Danny Triplett owner of Full House Liquidation has received national attention including a video clip shown on CNN.



400 Clocks, banks, slot machines, collectible – Collections from A-Z

Estate Sales News spoke with Barb Leibovitz of Naperville Traders. She and her husband Steve are conducting an estate sale August 16, 17, and 18 in La Grange Highlands, IL that involves 400 clocks (many are novelty), collections of piggy and still banks, railroad memorabilia, figural lamps and much more. When I spoke to her at 7:30pm last evening they were still working at this massive collectors sale.

There are so many novelty clocks at this sale the video we have included is just an FYI for those that are not familiar with them. 

This estate sale also features slot machines. This is truly a packed house. To view this sale Click Here for the link to the sale on

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1000’s of Vintage clothing items 1950’s & 1960′ women & men

wedding gownvintage clothesEstate Sales News spoke to Richard Stempien of Certco Estate Sales of Traverse City MI today about the estate sale of 1000’s of vintage clothing items from the 50’s and 60’s he and his wife Pat are running starting tomorrow August 9,10,11, & 12 in Traverse City, MI.

Richard said “the owner of all of the items in this sale started buying 13 years ago and was an internet seller. She decided to retire and travel so we are liquidating her vintage stock of 1100 dresses, 70+ wedding dresses, 500 purses, 300+ pairs of shoes, 100 hats along with a closet filled with men’s Hawaiian shirts, and a rack filled with men’s hunting apparel”. He told Estate Sales News that the majority of clothing is from the 1950’s and 1960’s. He went on to say ” one room is filled with just children’s items from the 50’s and 60’s. There is a closet filled with lingerie, boxes of sewing materials and so much that many items are still in boxes awaiting display space”.

Richard and Pat started their business 30 +e years ago and having been serving the people of Michigan since 1980. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK to this unbelievable vintage clothing sale on

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1200 doll collection covered by FOX News in Florida

From California to London we have received so much interest on this Full House Liquidation estate sale we have put up the FOX News video for you to look at today. Different views from the NBC video.

1000’s of Books to be sold at estate sale of fine book dealer in Sacramento CA

Books & booksJennie Krausse of in Sacramento, CA is conducting an estate sale with 1000’s of books for the estate of Don Conner who was an antique and fine book dealer and collector.  HERE IS A LINK TO THE INTERVIEW done a few years ago with Don Conner for the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.

Estate Sales News spoke with Jennie Krausse yesterday about the sale. She was a personal friend of Don Conner and had known him for many years. She told Estate Sales News that he had turned every room of his home into a library to hold his 1000’s of books and papers. Jennie called him a scholar, appreciator and a gentleman who taught you something new each and every time he spoke to you.

Originally from Mt. Shasta, CA. Ms. Krausse has been in the estate liquidation business for 28 years. She told us “I was attending law school when I was invited to an auction at a storage facility. It was so interesting and such fun I gave up law school to pursue a career in estate liquidation”. Jennie said “I have two degrees in criminal justice, but I don’t use them unless someone attempts to steal something at an estate sale. The only items I put prices on at my sales are jewelry and case items. Any other items that are for sale I have the buyers put them in a box and bring them to me at the check out table where I sort them and give them a price. Don’s home took some preparation time because he was a bachelor and it was so filled with books, ephemera and household items”. Don had a large fishing book collection which he trusted to UC so that the students could benefit from them. Fish and Game has taken the books that he had trusted from his collection.

CLICK HERE for the link to this sale on

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1200 doll collection in Florida estate sale on Fox, NBC and CNN television

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Full House Liquidation is conducting an estate sale with over 1200 dolls for 3 days next weekend, August, 16, 17, 18 and the following weekend, August, 23, 24, and 25 in Weeki Wachee, Florida.

Estate Sales News conducted an interview with the owner of Full House Liquidation Danny Triplett on Monday. Danny told us that he started in business 4 years ago when a relative who was a Realtor asked him if he could help sell off the contents of a clients home. ” I had not done this before, but thought I could and after successfully emptying the house at the estate sale the calls from other Realtors needing this same service kept coming” he said. “Now my business is mostly by referrals from previous clients. I do advertise on and, but I am getting more calls than I can work with so I refer some out” Danny told Estate Sales News. We asked him how he got this huge doll collection sale. “We were doing an estate sale in a 10,000 sq. ft. mansion and the family came to see us working” he told us. Danny said that it has taken about 5 weeks to prepare this sale because of the enormous amount of dolls (many requiring research for history and value) along with the multitude of other collectibles and household items and proper staging. Most of his sales have one police officer on site, however, because of the tremendous nationwide television and newspaper coverage along with a full staff he will have two police officers on site for each day of the sale.

We have also created a board on our Pinterest page for this sale. Full House Liquidation site

CLICK HERE for the link to this huge doll collection sale by Full House Liquidation on

vintage baby dolldoll with fur coatdolls in cupboardrows of dollsRaggedy Ann and AndyTV SAT Trucks holding a furnish a dorm room contest – meet Dan McQuade the first and largest estate sales network in the United States is holding a contest to furnish a college student’s dorm room. The winner to be chosen on August 19th will get to go estate sale shopping with Dan McQuade co-founder of with $1,000.00 in his or her city. Dan will fly to you and bring his years of treasure hunting knowledge to your city to help you dig and pick your way to a dorm or apartment of your dreams. This is the first contest of this type that Estate Sales News knows of. CLICK HERE for the link to read and participate.

Anytime you can furnish, add to or find treasures at an estate sale to repurpose you’ll be saving money and helping keep our earth green.


Selling some types of taxidermy at an estate sale could be a no no!

Recently Estate Sales News spoke with a Maryland estate sale company that held a sale in late June.  We reported on that sale in Bryans Road Maryland and posted video footage. A piece of the video is featured here to show some of the taxidermy. The estate sale included mounted ducks, pheasants, some vintage carved ivory and some vintage tortoise shell.

The DNR (Department of Natural Resources) from Maryland reviewed every photo that the estate liquidator had included in their estate sale listing. Even though the taxidermy foul were from decades ago as was the ivory and tortoise shell they were told they could not be sold and had to be returned to the estate heirs.

When I attended the 2013 Estate Sales Conference in St. Louis MO. held by in March of this year they had a guest speaker on day two of the conference from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Selling old or vintage ivory, tortoise shell and many kinds of taxidermied fish and wildlife is now not allowed or heavily scrutinized in many states. California is another state where taxidermy mounted items are being reviewed. Many other states are also becoming involved in the sale of what they consider endangered species. The fines for selling these type of items in Maryland is in the thousands and higher. This is a fairly recent development that Estate Sales News wanted to make sellers, buyers and estate sales companies aware of. Keeping you informed is our priority.