Category Archives: Vintage and Fine
Time flys and once again it’s estate sales Friday and many sales this week started early. Some as early as Wednesday.
Click on the “link” to view some of these sales.
Incredible Aurora Homestead Sale, Aurora, OH. Barns & home filled by Alexanders Estates LINK
Packed sale lots of vintage and new Christmas in Hawthorne Woods IL by Platinum Estate Sales LINK
Lots of vintage from coins to stamps in Ft. Worth, TX by DFW Estate Liquidators LINK
Following Easter weekend estate sales are blooming like spring flowers everywhere. Now is a great time to save dollars, before tax day.
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Spring has arrived, the trees are blooming and the grass is growing. It’s time to start shopping for outdoor and patio furniture.
What a better way to shop for outdoor and patio furniture that has lasted the test of time then at estate sales. You can find everything from wrought iron furniture to vintage and antique wicker and rattan furniture.
Let’s take a look at some of the many items that will be available at estate sales over the next few weeks.
Why write about a Facebook page Addicted to Kaolin? Kaolin is a clay mineral. Your editor was in the estate sale and antique business for over 20 years and porcelain of all types was always a passion. It was and is highly sought after at estate sales by collectors. People would and still may line up 24 or more hours before a sale to have the opportunity to purchase beautiful pieces that have long since become hard to find.
Marjorie Merriweather Posts’ home, Hillwood inside Washington D.C, – was purchased by her in the mid 1950’s to be her home and upon her death become a museum. As the heir to the Post Cereal fortune (that eventually became General Foods) her taste for collecting porcelain surged in the second decade of the 20th century while living in New York. As a wealthy married woman she started furnishing her New York home with elegant decor including porcelain. Her favorite became Sevres porcelain from France and the Hillwood Museum has one of the largest collections of Sevres in the world. (As added information she also collected and there is an entire room dedicated to Faberge which dates from the time she was married to Joseph E. Davies, who served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union. At the time the Soviet Union was looking to raise capital and sell off many of the treasures that had been seized from Churches, the imperial family and the aristocracy. Marjorie who had become an avid collector with many residences purchased containers filled with Russian treasures). By doing so she has preserved these treasures for many future generations to enjoy.
The Facebook group under the title Addicted to Kaolin showcases and addresses porcelain from every era, continent and of every style.
You may never see some of these beautiful pieces at an estate sale, but once upon a time you did. Keep a look out at any estate liquidations you visit for something like these beautiful unique pieces of art. If you are a Facebook member be sure to check out their page.
On this Good Friday we wish all those for whom this weekend is so special a joyous Easter. We will return on Monday. Happy Easter from EstateSalesNews.com.
If you have been retail shopping you realize that what’s old has become new again. A few months ago we wrote about the return of stereo turntables, vinyl records, and cassette tapes.
We have been looking at estate sales across the United States and have found several interesting vintage items from a wringer washing machine to a 1967 vintage camping trailer.
Vintage has become a generic term for anything that has been used in years past, but does not qualify as an antique. Most items date from the 1930’s to 1980. Mostly in the mid 20th century.
Antiques are items approximately 100 years old.
Let’s look at some vintage items that are for sale at estate sales now or in the near future. Many people have appliances restored or repurpose them.
Listening to the latest consumer report, retail sales at most stores were down the end of last year and beginning of 2016.
Estate sales, however, are going strong in almost every area.
The ability to buy everything from antiques to boats, trailers, washers, dryers, and other appliances is appealing not only for their prices, but in many places, because they do not charge sales tax. Many states do have estate liquidators charge sales tax so be sure to ask. It isn’t the estate liquidator’s choice, but the states’.
When an estate sale is being priced, research is done by the liquidator to ask a price that reflects the current market. It isn’t necessarily based on eBay or an auction, but may be a compilation of several prices from various sources.
One other reason for such success with estate sales is their time is limited. After the first day you will usually find discounts and the closer to the end of the sale the bigger the discounts may become with the items that haven’t sold.
Just look at the lines. Retailers only see lines on Black Friday, but for estate sales every weekend presents another opportunity for great lines, excellent buys, and of course keeping us green.
Sunday was the first official day of Spring and that heralds the start of yard and garage sale season, but they are not estate sales. Occasionally when a family divides up the remainder of an estate there may be some leftovers and this is what you may find included in a garage or yard sale, but these aren’t estate sales.
An estate sale will be run by a professional estate liquidator who has gained education and hands on experience, along with possibly an education from some of the liquidation courses offered by various associations and societies.
An estate sale company has a professionally trained staff. They are well versed in marketing strategies to optimize the exposure of your estate sale, they know how to stage or set-up your sale, conduct research, arrive at current market pricing for the contents in your sale and the understand the very important need for security crowd control.
An experienced estate sale company will provide you with a contract detailing what they will do and when including paying out net proceeds and they should also provide liability insurance that covers them.
Whether you are having an estate sale, yard sale, or garage sale, you should have a homeowner insurance policy that is in effect. Protecting your assets is important for all venues.
It’s estate sales Friday, and once again thousands of estate sale companies are waiting to open their doors to buyers looking for those estate sale treasures.
Here is a real treasure that will be for sale today, March 18th in Minneapolis, MN. A 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II. Click here for a link to the website for Brian Mays Estate Sales with more photos.
These evening wear dresses and many others may be viewed from Gunning and Company estate sales in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by clicking this link.
Estate sales start today in many places across the country. EstateSalesNews.com hopes you find your “pot of gold” inside the estate sales you visit. Saving $$$ and keeping green.
It’s been three years since we launched this estate sale website magazine. We want to take a look back at the variety of topics we have covered.
We are also flattered that other websites have been developed to try to provide estate sale information. The difference for you our audience, we were in the estate sale business for 20 plus years. We do not charge you for all the information you find on our website. Others have been websites have been launched that either charge for information or are used to assist another existing website that estate sale companies (that estate sale companies already pay advertising fees for).
We started by discussing what is an estate sale. The definition has changed greatly over the years. We use to call them tag sales, house sales, moving sales, etc. Now for the most part we group them under one banner “estate sales”
When we launched there were about 9,000 estate sale companies. Today the growth continues and we have passed the 16,000 mark.