Category Archives: Vintage and Fine

Estate Sale Shopping Is Now, No Waiting, No Back Orders

20 days to Christmas and Hannukah if you have been shopping for those special people in your life while wait to receive the item by mail, or get a note that says it is back ordered.

Estate sales start every Thursday or Friday and offer and varied array of items, old, new, vintage and slightly used. They also offer a selection that can surpass what you will find in the store or online at a fraction of the cost.

NOW is the time to look at these websites and find the sales nearest you and get your holiday shopping done expeditiously. Just buy, save $$$ and wrap. Done!

Check out these sites and please when you visit estate sales let them know you read EstateSalesNews.com

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Estate Sales Make Holiday Events Unique On A Budget

An article by guest author Dan Jordan, Again L.A. Estate Sales

Having been an estate liquidator for more years than I can remember- I have learned a great deal from our always amazing buyers! Estate sales are a great resource for the holidays in so many ways… from the ever present collections of holiday and tree trimming ornaments and decor to the not always thought of entertaining supplies. Now is the time to start buying!

A formal dining room is a fixture in most traditional estates…we have all seen the ubiquitous china hutch and matching server and dining room table that seats 6-8 people. These sets are great for those who are furnishing their homes and want quality hardwood furnishings to a add a vintage flair and complete the formal dining room in their homes. But what about the contents of those drawers and hutches? Those items are what can take your holiday event from great to spectacular…and save you money aw well!

Older estates date from a time when entertaining at home was the norm – not just a special celebration a few times a year! In these estates you will find a treasure trove of fine cotton damask and lace tablecloths and serving linens at a fraction of the cost of new! Granted, they may be a bit yellowed from being stored for decades – but quick soaking and hot water wash with bleach and a good detergent will return them to the dazzling white of new! (you can do an old school rinse starching then steam press or spray starch if you prefer.)

Start Shopping Now For Christmas At Estate Sales

Start shopping now for Christmas at estate sales.

Online retailers such as Amazon, Overstock and Wayfair are already advertising sales for Christmas.

What is more amazing is online shopping is becoming more popular by the day.

Thanksgiving weekend which use to kick off the Christmas shopping season is less than 5 weeks away.

Now is the time for estate sale companies to get their Christmas shopping advertising into gear. So much can be done by estate sale companies and gained by buyers.

This is the time to mention in each estate sale description what is available that would make great Christmas gifts or decorations.

Utilize social media to showcase your current and upcoming estate sales. Be sure to write in a way that the buying public can see the reason to buy their gifts at estate sales. Facebook is particularly beneficial to present sales to a broad based public audience.

Estate Sales Friday

It’s estate sales Friday. There are many estate sales across the country.

East coast to west coast, north to south estate sales are happening by the thousands.

High end estate sales, hoarder sales, estate sales with collections, privately listed estate sales.

If you are looking for an estate sale company this is a great weekend to go out and visit estate sales in your area.

Check out the way they handle entering the sale. How does the estate sale appear. Is it staged well? Are signs posted about all sales final, no returns, forms of payments accepted, security and more?

Look at the way items are priced and tagged. Did they use tags, adhesive tape, stickers and what type of items were they placed on. Ephemera especially should be carefully tagged (best in a plastic bag) and then a sticker on the bag so no damage to the item.

It is also time to think about what you might need for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Now is a great time to start shopping for dishes, glassware, flatware, decorations etc.

A reminder – PLEASE read the terms, conditions, and descriptions of each estate sale on the various advertising websites. Being empowered with knowledge before attending an estate sale is very important for many reasons.

Bring you estate sale kit with you, including flashlight, bags and boxes, wrapping, water and a loop or magnifying glass..

Be sure to check out each one of these estate sale advertising websites. Many estate liquidators only use one advertising website. Don’t forget to check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.

Happy shopping and here is where you can find estate sales this weekend.

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Industrial Estate Sale Antique Medical Mid Century This Week

Merritt Island, Florida which just experienced hurricane Matthew will be the site of an industrial estate sale antique medical mid century this week.

This will be conducted by Estate Sales By Southern Trading. The home was owned by a doctor who collected all kinds of industrial medical equipment.

The doctor had a large collection of camera equipment. One of his collections included WWII memorabilia in this sales too.

This estate sale will take place October 14, 15, and 16. Click this link for photos, terms and conditions and a list of major items in this unique estate sale. Below are a few photos of what to expect in this unique estate sale.

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Do You Collect Marbles? Look For Them At Estate Sales

Do you collect marbles?

There is a marble identification public group on Facebook and we would like to share with you some of the beauty marbles offer.

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Film TV Costumer’s Sale Halloween To Vintage

A film/TV costumer’s sale Halloween to Vintage. Again L.A. Estate Sales is conducting an estate sale in Arleta, CA for a woman who put together costumes for film, stage, promotional events and more. Overwhelming amount of vintage to contemporary womens clothing in a variety of sizes.

The sale includes fun hats, accessories, fabrics. You’ll even find mens glittery tuxedos to Road Warrior garb.

Again L.A. Estate Sales will be selling an RV at this sale.

This sale starts Thursday, October 6th for three days. Make sure to read the entire ad, terms and conditions of the sale. Be prepared for a fun packed day of shopping.

You can also find this sale on Facebook at www.facebook/againLA and on Instagram www.instagram.com/again_l.a

To view more information on this amazing sale Click Here For A Link.

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Autumn Time To Shop For Halloween At Estate Sales

Autumn has arrived and it is time to shop for Halloween at estate sales.

Vintage or new, decorations and costumes. So many estate sales featuring Halloween.

Halloween is now a huge holiday for fun.

Check out these estate sale advertising websites.

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Barber Shop Liquidation In Essington Pennsylvania

Grasons of Delaware County is conducting a barber shop liquidation in Essington Pennsylvania.

The estate sale starts on Friday, September 16th.

Included in the sale are two barber chairs, vintage straight razors, barber supplies. A Russian stamp collections, fishing rods, reels and lures, old postcards, old radios and old cameras. A 1950’s kitchen table with self stored leaf and 6 chairs are just a few of the items up for sale.

Here is a link to this sale.

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Estate Sales Versus Overstock And Wayfair

Why buy at estate sales? With Overstock and Wayfair and the ability to order on line they offer the convenience of shopping from your couch. However, nothing compares to hands on.

Buying at an estate sale allows you to thoroughly look over the items you wish to purchase. It also allows you to measure for fit or size.

Kitchenware, dishes, glasses, and linens are available at most estate liquidations.

When you buy at an estate sale you take the item home that day in most cases. You also do not have the opportunity to return items, as sales are final. The ability to look over your purchases closely before buying does allow you to avoid regret later.

Garden tools, yard maintenance equipment, even potted plants can be purchased at estate sales.