Category Archives: Vintage and Fine

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

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Video of Rachel Maddow of MSNBC on 1950’s cocktails

Estate Sales News is always interested in what’s trending and one of the current trends is vintage bar ware and cocktails. The old fashion, a Tom Collins, a stinger, a gin martini are all back and on the menus of mixologists. You can often find vintage bar ware at estate sales. Use search on to look for some at an estate sale near you.

We found this fun and interesting video done by Rachel Maddow during her time on radio with Air America and now commentator of the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. There is small amount of political content, however, this content does not represent Estate Sales News. We do not endorse any political view.

Here are a few photos of vintage bar ware from the 1950’s and 1960’s. These items are available for sale on

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If it’s Friday, it’s the start of another weekend of estate sales

Estate Sale signEven though we are in the heat of summer estate sale liquidators are working hard getting sales conducted all across the country.

Many times the homes, condos or apartments they work in are not air conditioned. This makes the work very difficult and taxing. Especially when you are working with lights on. If you have to bring down items from an attic it is even worse.

A lot of estate sale companies will work more days, but shorter days to prep a sale in the heat. That is a very acceptable practice. They usually will try to bring in stand alone fans for their comfort and the comfort of those attending the sale.

During extreme heat like most of the country has been experiencing tempers can flare easily. It is important for everyone, buyers, sellers, and estate liquidators to take a breath. has thousands of sales listed and you will also find sales listed on and

Here is a sampling of the sales across the country you may want to check out.

In NEW JERSEY – Toyota vehicles, Kubota tractor, mower, loads of power tools Click here

In FLORIDA – Vintage hats, gloves, purses, belt buckles, and stockings Click here

In ILLINOIS – High end, bronzes, lucite sculptures, baccarat Click here

In TEXAS – Barns full of rustics, antiques & collectibles Click here

In CALIFORNIA – West LA estate sale with lots of vintage items Click here

Wishing you successful happy hunting.

Vintage fashion never goes out of style – A good vintage sale in Port Charlotte, Fl.

Glamourdaze is all about fashion from head to toe and makeup. Even covering vintage makeup styles. Estate Sales News is continually searching the web for newsworthy estate sales and this video is a good introduction to this Port Charlotte, Florida sale.

Starting on July 19th in Port Charlotte Florida,  Susan L. Hardison and Associates Estate Liquidation Services will be conducting a 2 day estate sale with great vintage clothing items. Here are some of the vintage hats, gloves, stockings, purses, and yes even belt buckles available at this sale. CLICK HERE for the link to the sale from where you will find more photos and information.

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Estate sale of multiple collections continues in Bryans Road, MD

antique roll top desk & serverTuesday Estate Sales News went to Bryans Road to interview Kayleen Edwards of Estate Escape and we published several videos of this huge sale at 5660 Fenwick Road, in Bryans Road, MD. Some of what is for sale is beautiful antique furniture, an old Indian rug collection (the family traded with Indians when they first settled a almost 2 centuries ago, vintge fishing and lures, vintage Christmas, old pin-up calendars, military items from the Civil War to WWII, vintage purses and clothes, many old Maryland license plates, china, books, old photos, Indian carved trinkets and so much more. Below are some photos.

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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.


Photos for estate sale in Falls Church VA by Bethesda Estate Service

We have some photos from the upcoming estate sale we visited in Falls Church VA. Hundreds of vintage pieces. Sale is being conducted by Bethesda Estate Sale Service June 20-23, 2013.

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Estate Sale in Falls Church, VA -vintage clothes, shoes, jewelry, African Art & more

Estate Sales News went to Falls Church, VA for an estate sale being conducted this weekend by Bethesda Estate Service LLC. They were featured in the Washingtonian. They are just beginning their setup so we did two short videos to showcase what you will find at this news worthy estate sale. They use a unique number system from their website called Get A Number. Be sure to check it out. The sale is June 20 – June 23, 10am – 2pm.

This estate sale is filled with beautiful items from Thailand where the owner was born and spent most of her childhood and then moved to Nairobi Kenya which is why there are also collections of African art and carvings. For the vintage clothing, shoes, purses, and wallet person this house is a treasure trove. There is much jewelry and the purses and shoes are designer names. There is very limited space on the lower level for taking video so we took only a few pieces to the second level. There are ties, vintage suite cases and so much more. A service for 12 + in “bronze” that they used and brought from Thailand. Beautiful Thai pillows from will be seen when you first enter this home.

Estate Sale with antique & vintage surgical equipment by Southern Estates

vintage medical instrumentsmedical beakersFriday I interviewed Southern Estates owned by Leanne and Randy Reese based out of Knoxville, TN.

Starting Thursday, June 13- Saturday, June 15 they will be conducting an estate sale at the home of a prominent Knoxville doctor who along with his practice collected antique (late 1800’s) and vintage surgical and medical instruments. He was a chest surgeon and this collection was gathered over a 50 year period. Some of the doctor’s family was from the New Bedford Massachusetts area.

Along with the collection of assorted instruments there is also a collection of medical books and medical history. Each of the medical instruments has been priced by the piece.