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Vintage Slot Machines

Vintage slot machines can be found at estate sales and auctions.

Slot machines were invented in the 1890’s by Charles Fey.

With so many casinos now in almost every state using mostly video slot machines we wanted to share some of this vintage slot machine collection. They will be in an estate auction in West Virginia.

Too view more of this collection for sale visit this EstateSale.com site and click here.

Estate Sale Collections Hot Or Not

Estate sale collections hot or not. Most estate sales have some collection included in the sale, however many collections are not hot right now. They can be large or small.

Understanding that collections that were once highly treasured and sought after have gone cold is not easy for most sellers to except.

Estate sale companies do not want to sell your items cheap. Commissioned based estate sales are looking for the best or highest value for items in the sale. The more an estate sale company can sell your  contents for, the more they receive in commission.

It is not easy for sellers to accept that items such as hummels, collector plates, and other collectibles from the last forty plus years do not have the value paid for them.

St. Louis Estate Sale With Unique Collectibles 1940 EE Mack Truck

The Sunset Hills estate sale of unique collectibles begins tomorrow in St. Louis, MO by Pennies In Your Pocket.

Collections this large encompassing such a diverse variety are not seen often.

Unique items in this estate sale include a 1940 EE Mack Truck, a working cylinder music box, out door fountains and yard ornamentation. The list of contents in this estate sale from Pennies In Your Pocket continues with commercial Christmas decorations, antique and Bohemian glassware, lifetime stamp collection, and jewelry.

A large collection of taxidermy is available for sale.

Train collectibles are also included in this unique collectible estate sale.

The stamp collection includes Red Cross, U.S., Russian, WWII German and many other countries.

A Netsuke collection, 26″ green jade sculpture, antique cash registers, antique railroad car wall lamps are part of the unique pieces. Click here to read and see all that is included in this unique estate sale.

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Selling A Collection At An Estate Sale

Selling a collection at an estate sale? Many of the baby boomer generation are collectors.

The baby boomer generation is a large portion of the population downsizing and moving. Many boomers have a variety of accumulations they want to reduce or eliminate. Many collectors hire an estate sale company and have them conduct an estate sale. Selling off collections requires estate sale companies to have the knowledge how to approach and conduct the sale.

Starting with determining the amount of time to research the collection. They base their charges on the time involved researching, setting up and pricing. The larger or more rare or unique the assemblage, the more time an estate liquidator may need to adequately research the collection. In some cases they may seek out an appraiser with specific knowledge in the items to be sold for assistance.

An estate sale company needs to understand the value of the items in the collection. Why they have value. Understanding the monetary value and how and where it is derived from whether it is rare, condition, color, or age, all of these aspects must be considered.

Finding Collectible Pyrex At Estate Sales

Those of us that are baby boomers remember the many pieces of oven proof, often colored glass containers our Moms used in the kitchen when we were growing up. I still have the Pyrex round in red that my Mom made Jello salad in at least weekly.

Pyrex was a glass developed by the Corning Company in 1915. Pyrex is a low thermal expansion glass. There is a fascinating history to Pyrex and the way it was made. For those that enjoy history and science here is the link to Wikipedia to read about this remarkable glass.

Pyrex has become very collectible and a variety of pieces including bowls, casseroles, and other kitchen friendly pieces can be purchased at estate sales. An interesting piece of trivia about Pyrex is during the 1930s and 1940s they used designers to help develop the many designs and patterns you find today.

With a wide variety of colors and designs that were sold it now decorates many kitchens, china closets, shelving ,and other display areas. When you visit an estate sale don’t forget to check out the kitchen to see if this wonderful glass is included in the sale. A new collection may just be starting for you.

We have created a Pyrex board on Pinterest to showcase these and other collections.

Here are some photos from an avid Pyrex collector.

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An Over Collector – Hoarder Estate Sale With 1000’s Of Items

An enormous estate sale of an over collector in Chesterfield, MO starting on December 18th conducted by A New Beginnings Estate Sale. A that home has 1000’s of items, many of which were purchased within the last five years and still have the price tags on them begins. Over 300 throw pillows is just the beginning of what you will find at this hoarder sale.

Working with an over collector or as some call them a hoarder is challenging. If it isn’t someone who is deceased it will requires patience, emotional understanding, and some very basic physcology. Estate liquidators wear many hats for just this reason. Explaining how they will approach the enormous task and what has to be done is only the beginning of the estate liquidation process.

Estate sales with this type of volume require extra weeks and hours of work and many times extra staff. Many estate sale companies may increase their commission because of the volume of items, sorting, the extra staging, and pricing it requires, however, each company works differently.

With Christmas two weeks away, we wanted to present some of what buyers will find at this enormous sale. Click here for a link to this estate sale.

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Multi generational estate sale in Bryans Road MD, Civil war to WWII

Yesterday before leaving for Florida we interviewed Kayleen Edwards owner of Estate Escape who is conducting an estate sale at 5660 Fenwick Rd., Bryans Road, Md, a multi-generational sale taking place starting today for four days. It is an extremely interesting sale with items from the early 1800’s to present day. The home facing the Potomac River has 11,000 sq. ft and the collections are spread out so we took several small video clips for you to view. Click here for the link to the sale.

This sale features antique furniture, antiques, pin-up calendars, a 35 star flag from the seperation of Virginia and West Virginia, military items from the Civil War to WWII, Indian blankets and many other items, vintage purses, clothing, books, vintage and collectible fishing equipment and lures, a collection of Maryland license plates, china, glass, vintage Christmas, and more than we can say.

Ms. Edwards started in business about 10 years ago apprenticing in Knoxville TN and relocated to Maryland starting her own business about 4 years ago. She says she “built business on honesty, trustworthiness, and reliability and going the extra mile”. “I love what I do and I want client and customer satisfaction and don’t feel like I work, I enjoy the history and my job” said Ms. Edwards.