What is an estate sale?

It used to be the wording used for the liquidation of a deceased persons personal property was sold. Today it has become a generic term in most states for the liquidation of personal property whether the owners are alive or deceased. Read More »

Bonded and Insured: What it does

When an estate sales company advertises it is bonded and insured in means they have purchased Liability Insurance and a Surety Bond. Not all companies do this. It is not a requirement in every state and is often the choice of the individual company. Read More »

What is USPAP?

USPAP is an acronym for Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the mandatory guidelines that govern the performance of all licensed and certified appraisers. The goal of USPAP is to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice by establishing requirements for appraisers. Read More »

Estate Sales Costs

Every estate sales company operates differently. Here is an overview of what you might encounter depending on the company. Read More »

 

Vintage Sewing Machines At Estate Sales

For many years a large number of Americans wore homemade clothes and even draperies, curtains, and other items were sewn on these types of vintage sewing machines. Your editor’s first store bought dress came at the age of 13.

Let’s take a look at these different vintage sewing machines. Any of them look familiar to you?

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These vintage sewing machines can be found at EstateSale.com

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Immense Coalport Indian Tree China Service At Estate Sale

2nd Look Estate Services is conducting an estate sale in Tarboro, North Carolina this weekend, February 19th – 21st. It features 222 pieces of Coalport Indian Tree China along with many beautiful antiques,

According to the mark on the china being sold this weekend these pieces were produced sometime between 1890 and 1920. Indian Tree china was based on Chinese designs starting in early 19th century.

Coalports’ history dates back to the mid 18th century when Squire Edward Brown started using clay and coal to create create clay dinnerware for Caughley China. The first version of Coalport porcelain was produced in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England in the 1790’s. John Rose was the owner at that time and during the late 1700’s – 1820 Mr. Rose acquired several other china factories.

By 1820 Mr. Roses’ Feldspar porcelain received the gold medal from the Society of Arts.

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Estate Sale Advertising Is Now Big Business

Estate sale advertising is growing. The number of companies  offering various types of advertising is increasing. Businesses have been created to meet the demand for getting the information out. Some are paid by estate sale companies and some through advertisers.

You have the major estate sale advertising listing websites and they have now included auctions (both online and on site) as well as social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, email services, and craigslist.

Although most estate sale companies have their own websites, several successful companies utilize a variety social media to get their estate sale information out to the public.

The advertising listing websites offer estate sale companies the opportunity to post hundreds of photos,  a list of items for sale or descriptions, the ability to feature their sales, email notifications to their subscribers, and the ability to search for items. All three charge fees to be listed, some more than others, along with some that offer advice about estate sales, however, this information is based on conversations with liquidators. Their information is not based on their own experience. This was written about in the autumn of 2015 here on Estate Sales News in response to our survey questions. They are advertising sites for estate sale companies and estate sales that are compensated by estate sale companies.

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Celebrating Presidents Day At Estate Sales News

It is a national holiday for Presidents day, however, estate sale companies are hard at work even today preparing estate sales for this coming weekend. Celebrate Presidents Day and the freedom it embodies with estate sales.

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Happy Valentines Day From EstateSalesNews.com

Happy Valentines Day from EstateSalesNews.com. You, our audience are our Valentine. Estate sal companies will welcome you and you can share the fun of the treasure hunt as part of this special weekend.

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Unusual Vintage Porcelain Enamel Stove At Estate Sale

Grasons Co. City of Angels is conducting an estate sale next weekend in Los Angeles with a unique vintage stove. This sale begins next Thursday, February 18 and lasts until February 20.

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Here are a few additional photos of this unique stove. Please check out our Pinterest page for our board on vintage stoves.

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Thousands Of Estate Sales For Valentines Weekend

There are thousands of fabulous estate sales being conducted this Valentines weekend. Here are three to see what’s available. Please visit the links below to find the estate sales in your area.

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View more on this estate sale that starts today February 10th in Whittier, CA please click here.

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View this sale that starts tomorrow, February 10, in Murrieta, CA please click here

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View this sale that starts Friday, February 12 in South Amboy, NJ by clicking here.

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Valentines Weekend Will Have Some Fabulous Estate Sales

For all you estate sale buyers out there this Valentines weekend is going to be a great time to get out and shop at thousands of fabulous estate sales.

Estate sale companies across the country are preparing their estate liquidations at full throttle. Sorting, staging, pricing, marketing, and getting ready for the large lines that will be forming and eagerly waiting to buy.

Estate Sales News will be showcasing a sampling of these estate sales tomorrow.

Now is the time to start checking out estate sale advertising websites such as EstateSale.com, EstateSales.org and EstateSales.net.

Prepare your estate sale kit with bags, boxes, wrapping paper and/or bubble wrap, flashlights, latex gloves, a magnifying glass or loop and handiwipes along with a bottle of water.

Wherever you’re estate sale shopping being ready will save you time.

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Repurposing & Upcycling Original Art By GadgetSponge.com From Estate Sales

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We recently interviewed nationally known repurposing and upcycling artist Brian Carlisle, of Gadgetsponge.com “A New Spin On Old Objects” of Shreveport, LA.

Brian’s artistic talents and vision have enabled him to create unique and original art pieces.  His creative passions have allowed him to see the endless possibilities of everyday items that can be found at estate sales, and with his genius become fanciful repurposed and upcycled original pieces of interior art.

Brians’ early career was as a graphic artist who enjoyed putting his creative juices sporadically to work on weekends. In 2010 he decided to let his fervor to fashion unique art become a full time business.

We asked Brian about what he looks for and finds at estate sales to use in his artistry. He replied ” vintage wooden water skis, old porcelain enamel heaters, vintage toys or tin objects that are broken, yard sticks, silverplate (including trays, pots, and utensils), old sewing machine bases, retro kitchen canisters (especially if they are unique), house hardware such as hinges, bath fixtures, door knobs, (and emphasizing parts and pieces such as screws etc. should not be discarded).

Brian’s specialty is birdhouses for interior art decor. He does create other artistic pieces, but always with the concept that each must be unique, original, and a one of a kind.

Here are some of the currently available artistic creations of Brian Carlisle.

You can find these creations and others on gadgetsponge.com

Here are some social media links to find Brian and his art on.

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You can also find Brian Carlisle’s art work at the Timeline Collectibles & Antique Mall of Shreveport (318) 861-0808 and at The Agora Borealis (318) 268-3011.

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Estate Sales Saturday, First Day, Second Day, Or Last Day

Today, Saturday, February 6, 2016 is another day of estate sales. Some are beginning, some are in the second or third day, and others are on the last day.

What does that mean for you buyers?

Well if it isn’t the first day it is an excellent time to return to those estate sales you visited earlier this week or perhaps haven’t visited. In many cases if the estate sale company is past the first day they may be reducing prices on some items, perhaps all. Each estate liquidator determines their own reduction policy.

Several liquidators even post their reduction policies so you are aware that no reductions will be made on day one, or that there maybe some items that will have a minimal reduction during the sale. Much of this is determined prior to the estate sale and is a decision that was reached between the liquidator and the seller(s)

If you upcycle or repurpose this is an excellent opportunity to find those items that may be reinvented.

You still have time to find that special or unique gift for next Sunday, February 14th for Valentines Day.

Happy saling this weekend and please let the estate sale companies know you read EstateSalesNews.com. Your source for estate sale information and news.

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