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Estate Sale Today Jewelry And Antique Store in Philadelphia

Estate sale today with a jewelry and antique store in Philadelphia. This estate sale is conducted by Ben Franklin Estate Sales. The store has been untouched for years. Huge amounts of 14kt, 18kt. and silver. The jewelry store section will be by appointment. Seeing the quantity of antiques and jewelry leaves one speechless. Click here for a link to the sale and all photos.

 

“Family Says Final Farewell To Their 1950’s Homestead” Estate Sale

Danny Triplett owner of Full House Liquidation spoke with EstateSalesNews.com and provided today’s headline “Family Says Final Farewell to Their 1950’s TIA-Adjacent Homestead”.

Here is an excerpt from Danny’s article.

“Full House Liquidation will be conducting an enormous farewell estate sale on the Jessen family’s TIA-adjacent property, coming up Sept.8th=11th at 5014 N. Hesperides St. in Tampa.

It’s located located adjacent to Air Cargo Rd, right up against Tampa International Airport. The family has been here since back in the 1950s when it was Drew Field.

Now as Drew Park, with mostly industrial type businesses, the family homestead is one of the last of an era, that will soon be gone.

As the family members passed away over the years, and others moved out of state, two of the brothers chose to stay on their family property for decades, and continued to live there together as bachelors up into their seventies.

Both were engineers, who enjoyed racing cars as a hobby. One was an architectural engineer for a local archtiectural on Howard Avenue and the other was a mechanical engineer for a big food processing company here in Florida.

Estate Sale Includes House, Barn, Antiques Store, Warehouses

 

Estate sale includes house, barn, antiques store, warehouses, starting today in Angleton, TX. Marge Beegle is conducting this estate sale.

Marge calls this a “once in a lifetime sale”. Almost 100 years of antique collecting and dealing. The selection of antiques and collectibles ranges from marbles to a fire hydrant, antique furniture, canes, vintage toys and  Here is a link to learn and see more about this amazing estate sale.

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What Is Vintage And Why It Is Estate Sales Hot Sellers

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.

To view more vintage items please visit EstateSale.com EstateSales.org EstateSales.net

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A Gent’s Estate, Shaving Mugs, Signed Boxing Gloves, Antiques, Erotica

Starting tomorrow in Sherman Oaks, CA by Again LA a true gent’s estate.

Everything from antique sterling shaving cups, Joe Frazier autographed boxing glove, straight razors, erotic art, old silver dollar money clips and more.

A unique sale lasting four days, October 22-25.

Here are some photos from this wonderful sale. To learn more about this estate sale click here.

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Demographics Help Determine What’s Selling And What’s Not At Estate Sales

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breast-cancer-ribbon-300x300Demographics are a prime factor in determining what is selling and what isn’t and where.

In California Mid-Century modern is still continuing along with Asian antiques and collectibles and art.

In Michigan, selling antiques depends on whether it is rare, unusual, or an item that is fairly common such as Eastlake beds and desks.

In New Jersey, along with a slowing antiques market there appears to be an over abundance of new and high end furniture.

Florida is also experiencing new furniture over flow, but also antiques brought from the north by retirees.

Whatever area of the country you live in ask your estate sale company what’s in and what’s not in your area and how they will market these items. Items that are not selling in your area may disappoint you, but more than likely will sell for significantly lower prices. If you really love the piece, keep it, otherwise let it go, and move forward.

Millenials (20-30 year olds) prefer new and contemporary with the minimalist look. Ikea is more for them. They aren’t worried about future value, only how it appears now. Those of us in the boomer generation grew up with antiques and an eclectic mix handed down from our grandparents and what our parents collected.

Your editor knows this first hand. I have a 10×20 storage unit and now must sort through the items I can’t part with and let the rest go. It’s part of moving forward.

When you interview estate sale companies ask questions about what’s selling. If they don’t seem to know or appear unfamiliar with the local market, you may want to consider another more experienced and knowledgeable liquidator.

Whatever you choose, you aren’t alone. Thousands are trying to sell at the same time so be prepared, hire a company that you have trust and confidence in, and remember where you live will affect what sells and for how much.

Estate Sale With Classic Cars, Vintage Toy Trains & A Vintage 1941 Airplane

1From Sweet & Harding this weekend in Newfane, New  York starting August 14, for three days a unique estate sale with trains, plane & automobiles and that’s just the beginning.  Here is a video done by Ian Harding for this most unusual sale. So many antiques, tools, a partially assembled 1941 Piper Cub airplane. We have put a few still photos below. This estate sale is very large with tools, motors, etc. abound along with the interior home contents.

This video tour runs about 10 minutes and is well worth viewing before attending this truly unique estate sale. A great guide to help you see what’s there and where.

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Click here for a link to this wonderfully unique sale.

Estate Sale Finds – Antique, Vintage, Or Retro – What’s The Difference?

Three terms that are in wide use today, but it is important as a buyer and seller to understand them. We have provided very basic definitions.

An antique is usually described as an item that was made at least (some areas of the country may have a slightly different time period) 100 years ago. It could apply to furniture, art, or a decorative object.

Vintage used to a term referring to the age of wine, however, the term is now used by antique dealers, collectors, resellers, and estate sale companies to describe items made approximately 50 or more years old. The age definition of vintage depends on who you speak with.

According to Polly Bland of Paulie Antiques  “retro is simply anything that looks out of style for the current time period”. Retro items are usually less than 40 years old. Today they may even be new, but with a look from an earlier time period.

Here are a few examples of each.

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Woodworker’s Paradise Estate Sale Complete With High Quality Lumber

Estate Sales News was reviewing estate sales in Florida and found this extraordinary estate sale in Gainesville, Florida starting June 26-28 conducted by Estate Sales Service Professionals.

We spoke with Amy Williams about this unique sale. There is a complete woodworker’s workshop, tools, and of great importance high quality lumber including black walnut, white butternut oak, cherry and other lumber.

She told us that there were many quality antique furniture pieces as well. There is also a sterling Gorham platter weighing 544 grams, coins and paper money U.S. and foreign dating from the early 1800’s, old rifles, musical instruments, and host of other unique items. We have put together a slide show for you to view and consider putting this sale on your must attend list.

Here is the link to Estate Sales Service Professionals website.

 

What’s Hot And What’s Not At Estate Sales?

At the Estate Sale Conference in Memphis a few weeks ago there was a lot of discussion amongst estate sale companies about what was and wasn’t selling in their areas.

Mid-Century Modern seems to be the most popular with general antiques being the least desired in the discussions. This is not to say antiques do not have value, they just aren’t what the majority of the public is interested in at this time.

Estate sales like any other businesses experience cycles. Your editor remembers when oak furniture from the 1900-1940’s was hot, mahogany furniture from the same period took over the number one spot from oak and now mid-century modern. At one time Victorian furniture was flying out the door and anything with marble was stickered sold shortly after the door would open. This is generally not the case today in most areas.

As buyers and times change so does what is selling at estate sales. 20 years ago clothing from the 60’s and 70’s was more likely donated than sold, but now vintage is hot.

One of the reasons preferences are changing are the age of the buyers. Baby boomers in most instances are at a stage of life where they have most of the things they want except for collectors. The groups buying at estate sales tend to be 20-40 year olds. Of course every community, county, state, and section of the country is different, but estate sale companies take this into consideration when pricing their sales.