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Majolica – ThrowBack Thursday For Estate Sales From the 19th Century

Slide1Today Estate Sales News is throwing back to the 19th century to some beautiful earthenware pottery that we call Majolica which was first created in 1851 by Mintons Ltd. in England. It was created for the Great Exposition then and known as Palissy ware. Palissy was a tip of the hat to Bernard Palissy a 16th century potter who used naturalistic and animal motifs with bold splashes of color.

Tin glazed pottery had been made by Mintons for sometime which was opaque, white, shiny, and painted with color. This was in the Italian Renaissance maiolica which they Anglicized to majolica.

Wedgwood began manufacturing majolica 10 years after Mintons and soon numerous smaller Staffordshire potteries around Burslem and Stoke-On-Trent and specialized in green majolica wares. According to Wikipedia majolica was influenced by the design of old “Cauliflower” and “Pineapple” teapots made by Thomas Whieldon.

As time passed European potteries started making majolica and then it was started to be made in the United States in the 1880s’.

Here is the link to the complete article, makers, and more on Wikipedia.

Here are some current samples available at estate sales starting today across the country.

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Estate Sale Finds – Know What You Are Looking At – French Tole Planter

photo 2-22photo 1-22On estate sales Friday, we thought we would share one of our estate sale finds from years ago that we collect.

This is a signed French tole planter. The feet and support are brass. One side of the piece has horses pulling a chariot and the other side has a staff swirled in ribbons holding trumpets with botanicals.

The base metal is strictly a gold tone planter an the painting is done in dark browns and black.

A most unusual piece of tole.

It’s estate sale Friday – happy shopping.

ThrowBack Thursday – Turkey Platters & China

ThrowBack Thursday on Estate Sales News we visit the days of when you sat down to Thanksgiving dinner you had turkey platter.

Here are a few for sale this weekend at #estatesales across the US. To find these and more check out EstateSales.NET, EstateSales.org, Estatesale.com & Estatesale.company and others.

Do you have vintage or antique turkey themed items?

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Advertising Estate Sales At The Holidays!

MP900430684With the two biggest holidays of the year rapidly approaching and involving family and friends if you are an estate sale company and conducting estate sales or events during this period, it is very important to have your advertising thought out and ready.

If you are conducting an estate sale starting on what retail calls Black Friday, you should have started advertising already. Tweeting daily about your upcoming Black Friday sale. Provide them with interesting snippets about the sale and what will be in it. Break it down to tweet out 4 or or 5 days every week. Also use Facebook to start showing items that would make good gifts. Especially if it is a designer or vintage item.

Google+ (if you have a gmail account) is another great place to start letting the public know about your sale.

Now is the time to create your Pinterest Board for Black Friday. In fact you may want to title it Black Friday Estate Sale (with your company name or sale location) included.

Keep your website updated. If you don’t keep your website updated it is usually interpreted as a laissez-faire attitude and that can reflect about your business in general. Some estate sale companies have said “I’m too busy” or “I don’t have time”. If you don’t have the ability to invest your time in your business consider revamping your business plan, hire someone to help you, ask a staff member to assist or think about a business that requires less of your time. Owning an estate liquidation company is not a Monday to Friday job and doesn’t work on a 9 to 5 clock. It is a dedication as an entrepreneur to probably working 6 days a week starting very early in the morning until as late in the evening. The early and late times are your computer and social media time leaving normal business hours for answering and returning telephone calls.  It is all about the work that goes on behind each sale and keeping your company in the forefront that takes place other than at the estate sale location.

Advertising should also be ready and thought out for Christmas. Lead in time in advertising is the key to success. Be creative too. Look at things included in your sale and talk about some creative suggestions to your audience.

Estate Sales News has started a Pinterest Board for estate sales that will be working on Black Friday and will continue.

Thanksgiving And Christmas Are Weeks Away, Estate Sales Can Help

With less than three weeks before Thanksgiving do you have everything you need? Extra linens, china, glass and stemware, flatware, pots, pans, etc.? Now is the time to be shopping and saving at estate sales. Let’s see what’s out there for this coming weekend.

Need supplies for you family or friends Thanksgiving dinner?

At an estate sale you’ll find a enormous collection of Haviland China China.

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How about a dining room set?

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Need some kitchen supplies, flatware, or linens?

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Whatever you may need check out the estate sales near you this weekend. Saving $$$ and being green.

Estate Sales Friday!

A friend sent us an article from Steven Kurutz of the New York Times published November 5, 2014. On this estate sale Friday we wanted to share this article and pose the following question – do you see possibilities in this?

Here’s a link to the article!

Let’s go shopping – less than 3 weeks to Thanksgiving!

Less than 7 weeks to Christmas!

Are you ready?

Throwback Thursday Great Mid-Century Bar and Stools

Slide1ThrowBack Thursday on Estate Sales News shows off a great Mid-Century bar and stools and vintage bar ware. This set along with many other pieces will be sold at a tag sale November 8th by Briarbrook Auctions in Cranston, Rhode Island. Corlorful!!

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Throwback Thursday – Vintage Singer Sewing Machine and Gas Stove

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Estate Sales News celebrates Throwback Thursday with two items that were similar to items your editor’s Mom had.

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Both of these items can be found at estate sales this weekend. The Singer sewing machine can be purchased at Royal Oak, Michigan by DecadesEstateSales.com and the vintage gas stove at Hampton, Virginia by Caring Transitions Newport News, VA.

When you shop at an estate sale please tell them you read EstateSalesNews.com

Oscar de la Renta Has Died – Designer Fashion and Accessories At Estate Sales

Oscar de la Renta dress on eBaySad news this morning from the world of fashion. The man that dressed socialites and celebrities and every first lady from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and just two weeks ago George Clooney’s bride Amal Alamuddin died last evening. His fashions and style were classic and prized by all who wore them.

His passing reminded us of the designer finds that can be found at estate sales across the country every week. Last Friday on What’s Selling At Estate Sales here on Estate Sales News one of the items shown was a Louis Vitton clutch. The same estate sale also featured other designers including Fendi, Ferragamo, and David Yurman.

At an estate sale this weekend, October 24th by Best Yet LLC in Marlboro, New Jersey, designer hand bags from Fendi, Cole Haan, Celine, and Furla are some of the names you will find at this sale.

Searching EstateSales.Net, EstateSales.org, Estatesale.com and Estatesale.company on a weekly basis may surprise you with the designer fashions and accessories for sale.

If the estate sale company lists designer fashions and doesn’t disclose them, call them and ask who and what size.

Shopping at estate sales can save you money and dress you exquisitely. Please let them know Estate Sales News recommended your search. We appreciate it. Share us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest with your friends. Our support comes from you.

*The Oscar de la Renta dress shown is from ConsignmentNow.

“Real Houswives of New York”, LuAnn de Lesseps To Have Estate Sale

Real Housewives of New YorkAccording to examiner.com in an article from October 17th, 2014 the start of “Real Housewives of New York”  Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is having an estate sale while preparing to move to a smaller home. The article states that this was reported by Broadway World.

She will be selling the contents of her home in Bridgehampton, New York and is moving to Sag Harbor. The sale is being conducted by Estatesny.com  According to reports everything from tables to art and assortment of items will be for sale.

According to the article Bravo (the station which features the program) will be covering this sale and utilizing the estate sale so fans will be able to see it in future episodes of the “Real Housewives of New York”.

The star reportedly has said that she has to sell many of her belongings because of the size of her new residence and wanted it known as an estate sale – not a garage sale.

The Bridgehampton home will be torn down so the entire interior of the property will be up for sale including cabinets, sinks, antique beams and more.

There will be many expensive items including designer, signed pieces of art, Limoges china, Lloyd Loom wicker dining chairs and other items.

The estate sale is currently set for next weekend starting October 24th. Here is the link to the sale.