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Record Collecting – MSN Money says a highly lucrative collectible – video of world’s largest collection

This video by ROCKETBOOM, a film by Sean Dunne is about what claims to be the worlds largest record collection of Paul Mawhinney of Pittsburg PA who owned Record Rama. This video was originally filmed in 2008, but continues to be shown including on PBS.

Estate Sales News keeps up with trends in the estate sale market place and on the August 19th issue of MSN Money they featured the 10 highly lucrative collectibles, one being collecting rare records. Here’s a link to the article.

Whether you collect 33, 45 or 78’s vinyl is a highly sought and prized collectible. From the jacket cover to the artist records are still prized and big sellers at an estate sale. Ask an estate liquidator advertising a large collection of records and they will usually be receiving large volumes of calls or emails wanting specifics about what is in the collection and condition.

There are at least a dozen sales listed on EstateSales.Net that feature record collections in the sale within the next 6 weeks.

 

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.

 

 

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 EstateSales.net.

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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 EstateSales.net

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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.

Walt Disney created the diamond chandeliers & paintings for $7million dollhouse

dollhouseCurrently on Display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL is a $7million dollhouse built by silent movie star Colleen Moore with diamond chandeliers and paintings by Walt Disney. Here is a link CLICK HERE to photos and the article reported by The Daily Mail Reporter a UK newspaper that reported on this magnificent dollhouse.

Vintage, new, and even some antique dollhouses, accessories and assorted miniatures can be found at many estate sales across the country. Estate sales are a good source for these dollhouse furniture and accessories. I conducted a living estate sale 4 years ago with two entire rooms dedicated to this hobby and I also had the opportunity to acquire for resale at an estate sale an extremely large diarama which I sold at the Triple Pier Antique Show in 2002 produced by Irene Stella.

Here are some photos of dollhouse items currently listed with EstateSales.net for upcoming sales. If you’re interested use their search function to find out if these sales are near you.

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USA TODAY reports on businesses specializing in helping seniors

The Monday, April 29th issue of USA TODAY featured an article written by Janice Lloyd about another industry that is coming on strong – businesses that are packers, movers, decorators and counselors for helping seniors who are in transition either downsizing or no longer able to care for themselves.

EstateSalesNews.com published an article written by Erin Kurimay of Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists (CRTS) on April 11th addressing this subject. Here is the link

The recent estate sale conducted in Winter Park, Florida that we reported on by Creating Divine Order is an example of this trend.

 Here is a link to the article in USA TODAY.

With so many baby boomers coming of age this is a growing industry.

 

Personal Property Appraisers – several different associations

research booksThere are several appraisal societies and each one has certain criteria that members must meet. Some estate sales companies offer appraisal services, however, that does not make them appraisers. They may be experienced and knowledgeable, but belonging to one of these associations includes a code of ethics as well as specific appraisal education.

Here is a list of  many, but not all Appraisal Societies and their websites:

International Society of Appraisers – isa-appraisers.org

American Society of Estate Liquidators – aseonline.org

Certified Appraisers Guild of America – certifiedappraisersguild.org

American Society of Appraisers – appraisers.org

Appraisers Association of America – appraisersassociation.org

If you believe you may have a need for a certified appraiser check out any of these associations and find an appraiser in your area.

 

Hiring an appraiser – USPAP by Judith Martin ISA CAPP

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)  is published by The Appraisal Foundation located in Washington DC.   This document is re-issued every two years and is the guidelines for Appraisers and the users of Appraisals.  USPAP involves real estate, personal property and business valuation.  

The document is broken into nine parts.  The first seven sections (Definitions, Preamble, Ethics Rule, Record Keeping, Competency, Scope of Work, and Jurisdictional Exception ) pertain to all those who use USPAP in their professional lives.   The following sections are The Standards which pertain to the development of an appraisal and the reporting of the findings.  The final section is the Statements which clarify, interpret, explain and elaborate the Standards.     

All  the parts of USPAP are important in an appraisers work.  However, USPAP does not state how reports are to be written.  The Standards only indicate what needs to be included in the report to be a USPAP compliant report.

Judith Martin ISA CAPP – Certified Appraiser Personal Property

Judith Martin, ISA CAPPOne of the guest speakers at the Estate Sales Conference in St. Louis last week conducted by EstateSales.net was nationally known Appraiser Judith Martin ISA CAPP (International Society of Appraisers, Certified Appraiser Personal Property). Her lecture addressed appraising for estate sales and why an estate sales company might need an appraiser.

Ms. Martin has written a very informative and important article for Estate Sales News on USPAP and appraising that will be published here on Monday, April 8th, 2013. We are most appreciative for her time and expertise on a subject of major importance in the estate sales business.

To provide you with some background on Ms. Martin here is some of her information taken from the ISA website.