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What’s Hot This Winter At Estate Sales?

We asked a network of 486 estate sale companies “what’s hot this winter at estate sales. Please let us know your area”. EstateSaleNews.com received a great response.

The answers show a real diversity of estate sales and estate sale buyers from coast to coast.

In the Buffalo, New York area Pyrex, any kind of small furniture (end tables etc.) vintage Christmas ornaments and “snow blowers”.

In Tallahassee, Florida Roseville pottery, primitives, high end glassware, and ephemera.

In Essex Junction Vermont, Danish Modern furniture.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Pyrex, most anything vintage including jewelry, linens and funky rugs etc.

Toledo, Ohio is selling Pyrex, vintage toys and some antique accent pieces.

Northwest Arkansas is selling vintage pocket knives, name brand furniture, smalls from Japan, Germany and Italy. Vintage and mid-century items and high end items to name some.

North Carolina, mid-century items and furniture, primitives and crates with advertisements.

Meridian, Mississippi, Pyrex, Tupperware, anything industrial and ephemera.

Eastern Washington state, guns, coins, militaria, mid-century modern, wooden fishing lures, and primitives.

South of Houston, Texas, Pyrex and Fire King, primitives, most do over pinterestable furniture, good butcher block work tables.

St. Louis, Missouri, good brand electronics, painted furniture, early Chinese pottery,

Virginia, jewelry, mid-century, guns, military.

Houston, Texas vintage electronics, mid-century modern, tools, garden decor, vintage rattan, primitives, farmhouse chic.

These are just the responses received in the last ten hours. We wish to thank all the estate liquidators that took time to respond and we will update again in the Spring.

We did not hear from anyone in the northeast and southeast or California, but this is the start of another estate sale weekend.

One item that does stand out is Pyrex. What was once old and put in rummage sales is now prized and collected.

Estate sales offer renewal, an opportunity to bring the past into the present and present us with happy memories.

Shopping at estate sales saves $$$, recycles keeping our planet green and keeps our past in the present.

Check out these estate sale listing websites for estate sales near you.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.net

EstateSales.org

 

Mid Century Modern Estate Sale In CA By Crown City Estate Sales

Mid Century Modern is very popular. You may not see it on many of the reality TV shows now on HGTV, but buyers do. They even seek out mid century modern homes.

Crown City Estate Sales that serves Los Angeles and Orange County California has some wonderful Mid Century Modern pieces at an estate sale in Northridge, CA starting on January 14th. Here are a few photos and we have a link below to the sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for a link to this Mid Century Modern estate sale.

 

Mid-Century Modern Is Still What Is Hot

Estate sale companies are discussing what’s hot at estate sales. Mid-Century Modern is still what is hot.

Mid-Century covers a period of furnishings from 1935 through the 1960’s.

In April of 2015, Curebed.com featured an article by Laura Fenton entitled “Why The World Is Obsessed With Midcentury Modern Design”. To read this fascinating article click on this link.

Mid-Century is one of the hot items in most areas of the country at estate sales. Estate sale companies heavily advertise any furnishings that may be in their estate sales.

Mid Century Modern, Astonishing Jewelry At One Estate Sale

We were looking at what’s selling this weekend at estate sales and came across this sale Astonishing Estate Sale – Fine Jewelry Lots of Mid Century Modern Very Unique, Exceptionally Cool. We agree and think you will too.

This estate sale is being conducted by Sharon L. Hardison and Associates Estate Liquidation Service. The sale will be in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Mid Century Modern Look For At Your Local Estate Sales

Mid Century Modern is very popular in many areas of the country. Some of the photos we will be sharing are from upcoming estate sales and some are from sellers of Mid Century lighting. This style was popular in the 1950s and early to mid 1960s.

 

 

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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.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales Across the USA

earthEvery area of the United States has items that may or may not be the “hot and what’s not”.

Mid Century Modern seems to be selling just about everywhere at this time. Influencing what is in vogue are reality television shows, especially those that feature renovation and refurnishing. Another influence are magazines showcasing the Mid Century look.

In the last ten years we have seen Victorian furniture popularity flourish and then wane, the same with mahogany furniture from the 1930’s and 1940’s. In many areas of the country it is now referred to simply as brown furniture.

The furniture made between 1900 through the late 1920’s has also seen the same fate.

These trends also apply to household items as well, dishes, glassware, flatware, linens, lighting and even jewelry. It isn’t limited to just furniture. Even art is included although listed artists almost always have buyers.

Styles like hem lines and hair lines come and go and return in the circle of popularity with the generation that is buying for their home.

When selling for an estate or downsizing, the job of the estate sale company is to give you an honest opinion of what you have. If they don’t feel they can be of service look for another estate liquidator that can. Every company chooses their sales on different standards. Some like small sales or challenges, some will only take a sale that will bring in larger financial results. Everything depends on what they require for staffing, advertising, etc.

What sells in middle America may not be selling on the east coast or west coast or in the south. Keep this in mind and when speaking with estate sale companies ask them what the trend is in your community. They want your sale to be a financial success for all parties involved.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales This Week? California Dreaming – Videos

Here are some interesting estate sales taking place this weekend. What are you shopping for?

Berverlywood, Los Angeles, CA

 

Huntington Beach, CA

 

LaCanada Flintridge, CA

Changing Trends in Decorating Often Determine What’s Hot & Not At Estate Sales

What’s in vogue for home decor plays a large part in what is selling at estate sales.

About ten years ago anything from the Victorian era was a guarantee sale. Marble top dressers, tables, silver, silverplate, floral and animal oil paintings, and all the various decorative accessories that Victorians liked to use. Middle and upper class Victorians had something for everything and left few spaces on table tops and walls. Most of the wood used was medium to dark in color and in many instances was black. Items as decorative as dining table top folding screens, velvet covered boxes for gloves, etc. were all part of their decor.

A few years after that came the 1930’s & 1940’s mahogany furniture period. Bedroom sets, dining room sets, and end tables were extremely popular. Items like dressers, chest of drawers, dining tables, and chairs were reproduced the in styles such as Duncan Phyfe, Chippendale, Sheraton, and others dating from the 18th century.

Also popular not long ago was the Art Deco period with waterfall style chests and a sleek streamline in furnishings and even barware (vintage Farberware for instance used for cocktail shakers, martini glasses, and even coffee pots).

Shabby Chic was hot not long ago. Just 5 years ago or so, rusty iron pieces, peeling paint, crackled wood, and items that showed their age and wear were or could be distressed to give this appearance.

Today Mid-Century Modern is the hot seller at many estate sales across the country. EstateSalesNews.com recently covered a large estate sale filled with collections of Mid-Century Modern in Midland, Michigan.

Another look that is popular is the minimalist look where furnishings are reduced to just necessary elements.

Every area of the country has a hot and what’s not trend, but estate sale companies keep informed on what’s selling in their area and can and should showcase any of those items if they are in your sale. It is an important way in attracting buyers to your sale. Knowing what’s selling and being able to project possibilities of items that may not be the most in fashionable right now is just another hat that the experienced estate liquidator must wear.

For more information we suggest you visit Wikipedia for more detailed information on the various decors we have discussed. You can also Google them.

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Collection of Mid-Century Modern Furniture At Midland MI Estate Sale

The largest collection of Mid-Century Modern furniture that Estate Sales News has encountered will be sold tomorrow and Saturday at the estate sale we visited in Midland, Michigan on Tuesday being conducted by Judy Campbell Estate and Moving Sales LLC. The door opens at 9AM and a number system for entry is in use.

The video of the sale and fabulous contents will be available on EstateSalesNews.com at 9AM.

Here are a few examples of the Mid-Century Modern items for sale in this 6700 sq.ft. home.

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Click here link to Judy Campbell Estate and Moving Sales LLC website