Category Archives: Vintage and Fine

Valentines Weekend Will Have Some Fabulous Estate Sales

For all you estate sale buyers out there this Valentines weekend is going to be a great time to get out and shop at thousands of fabulous estate sales.

Estate sale companies across the country are preparing their estate liquidations at full throttle. Sorting, staging, pricing, marketing, and getting ready for the large lines that will be forming and eagerly waiting to buy.

Estate Sales News will be showcasing a sampling of these estate sales tomorrow.

Now is the time to start checking out estate sale advertising websites such as EstateSale.com, EstateSales.org and EstateSales.net.

Prepare your estate sale kit with bags, boxes, wrapping paper and/or bubble wrap, flashlights, latex gloves, a magnifying glass or loop and handiwipes along with a bottle of water.

Wherever you’re estate sale shopping being ready will save you time.

Repurposing & Upcycling Original Art By GadgetSponge.com From Estate Sales

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We recently interviewed nationally known repurposing and upcycling artist Brian Carlisle, of Gadgetsponge.com “A New Spin On Old Objects” of Shreveport, LA.

Brian’s artistic talents and vision have enabled him to create unique and original art pieces.  His creative passions have allowed him to see the endless possibilities of everyday items that can be found at estate sales, and with his genius become fanciful repurposed and upcycled original pieces of interior art.

Brians’ early career was as a graphic artist who enjoyed putting his creative juices sporadically to work on weekends. In 2010 he decided to let his fervor to fashion unique art become a full time business.

We asked Brian about what he looks for and finds at estate sales to use in his artistry. He replied ” vintage wooden water skis, old porcelain enamel heaters, vintage toys or tin objects that are broken, yard sticks, silverplate (including trays, pots, and utensils), old sewing machine bases, retro kitchen canisters (especially if they are unique), house hardware such as hinges, bath fixtures, door knobs, (and emphasizing parts and pieces such as screws etc. should not be discarded).

Brian’s specialty is birdhouses for interior art decor. He does create other artistic pieces, but always with the concept that each must be unique, original, and a one of a kind.

Here are some of the currently available artistic creations of Brian Carlisle.

You can find these creations and others on gadgetsponge.com

Here are some social media links to find Brian and his art on.

Etsy , Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr

You can also find Brian Carlisle’s art work at the Timeline Collectibles & Antique Mall of Shreveport (318) 861-0808 and at The Agora Borealis (318) 268-3011.

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Vintage TVs & Microphones From Estate Sales -Now Vintage TV Programs

Today we remember these great old vintage black and white televisions and microphones, but depending on your cable company (if you have cable) the old television shows can be watched.

MeTV, DECADES, and Antenna TV are on cable television with such rerun shows as Johnny Carson at 11pm on Antenna TV or McHales Navy and Mr. Ed in the 7am-9am hour. This weekend on DECADES they will have a Donna Reed Show marathon, and during the week Bill Curtis reviews events of different decades (great for history or trivia buffs) and MeTV shows such as Perry Mason, Matlock, Quincy ME.

All are throwbacks to a different time when reality TV didn’t occupy the airwaves and life, was made to look better than most had it. It left us smiling or laughing most of the time. The good old days!

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Valentines Day Is In 18 Days. Buy A Special Gift At Estate Sales

It’s that time of year that so many of us look for a unique or special gift for partners or the loved ones in our lives.

Flowers, candy, dinners out are wonderful, however, they are short lived. A hand picked unique gift or personal item that can be used or kept will provide joy and memories long after flowers are put out, candy and dinners are eaten.

Here are some ideas from estate sales taking place across the country this week.

You can find these items and thousands more at Estatesale.com, EstateSales.org and EstateSales.Net. Each estate sale advertising website offers a variety of estate sale companies and provides information about the dates and times of the sale, terms and conditions, what is for sale, and addresses published when it is sale time. Please let the estate sale companies you visit know you read EstateSalesNews.com. Spread the word about our free resource and be sure to sign up for your free subscription to all our past, current, and future articles.

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Check Out Estate Sales For Fun Winter Items

Today we remember when the thought of heavy snow would bring big smiles to the faces of children thinking of all the sledding that awaited them on their Flexible Flyers and many adults could hardly wait to put on their wooden skis to head to the slopes or cross country ski.

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If you are looking for vintage winter equipment please check out EstateSale.com, EstateSales.org or EstateSales.net.

You will find a link to us and all our articles on EstateSale.com.

** The mid-Atlantic and northeast are getting ready for blizzard conditions. Please be attentive to state regulations. Stay safe and let us know how your shopping experience was. carol@estatesalesnews.com.

Estate Sale of Audiophile in Victoria TX – Music Collection Extraordinaire

Gay Patek, owner of Simplify Your Space is holding an extraordinary audiophile sale starting January 14th through the 16th in Victoria, TX.  Gay has provided us with some background for this sale. Here is a link to her website

The sale is for the father of a client who graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Victoria, TX in 1953. After attending college and university he went to Michigan State University to get his Doctorate.

Both the husband and wife of this estate loved music and they became friends with a Corpus Christi music store owner who was a lifelong stereo buff that had a massive music collection. The trio added one more music buff, a sound engineer to their group. They would set up sound for music venues, collected, and experienced music together.

Vintage Shoes & Foot Items – Look For Them At Estate Sales

For the first Thursday of 2016 we remember when Saddle Shoes were the popular choice for children’s shoes and a Brannock Company measuring device was used by the shoe store salesman to determine what size was required. We also came across this brief video of an old shoe stretcher that was purchased at an estate sale.

Be sure to look for these and other great vintage shoe and foot items at estate sales.

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2015 EstateSalesNews.com Year In Review – Help, Tips, Information

What a year it has been here at EstateSalesNews.com Here is a partial look at the nearly 200 articles that have been published on our front page this year.

In January we reported about advertising including the use of Facebook and SEO (search engine optimization). We also covered winter sports and finding skis, skates, snowboards, and snow shoes at estate sales. We also talked about holding estate sales in the cold, snow, and ice. This December many areas of the country are still waiting for snow while others are almost snow bound.

February we covered several memorable estate sales including one selling a Ford Model A with video, and our article about How To Find Your Estate Sale Company. We featured a liquidation sale with antique and vintage pinball machines and we wrote about several websites where you can advertise your estate sale company with out cost for basic information plus some great throwbacks.

In march we announced through a video a new advertiser, EstateSale.com. We discussed estate sales over Passover and Easter, what was selling at estate sales, having wardrobes before the age of closets, along with the difference between antique, vintage, and retro. We also wrote about what’s driving shoppers to estate sales.

Vintage Aluminum Christmas Trees – Check Out Estate Sales

The Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin introduced the aluminum Christmas tree. It provided an opportunity for a contemporary look in our race to space age with satellites and sending men to orbit the earth. The trees became very popular and were eventually made by several different companies in silver and other. They ranged in size from four foot to eight foot. They were easy to assemble or fold up and did not require lights on the tree. A rotating color wheel could be used to continually change the color.

You can still find these trees today at estate sales such as our featured photo and many dealers are purchasing them during the course of the year at these sales and selling them on a variety of sites. If you are considering one for next Christmas start watching estate sales. You’ll save money and enjoy a truly collectible vintage part of Christmas.

This will be Estate Sales News last throwback of 2015 with Christmas eve one week from tonight.

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Estate Sales Offer Vintage Stereos – Urban Outfitters Offers New

Last weekend Estate Sales News spent the weekend in New York City. As we walked along Fifth Avenue we passed by the Urban Outfitter windows and look what they are selling! Crosley turntables, vinyl records, vintage games, and many other new throwbacks.

Let’s look at the “new” at Urban Outfitters.

 

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They aren’t the only retailer offering new/old stereo equipment. Stores like Amazon & Best Buy are among the retailers bringing back what estate sales have always sold – vintage stereo equipment.

Let’s look at some of the vintage stereo and turntable equipment for sale at estate sales this weekend.

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There are many estate sales taking place across the country with vintage stereo equipment for sale. On October 19, 2015 we wrote about the comeback of cassettes and vinyl and here is the link to that article. Click here!

To find vintage and possibly new stereo equipment at below retail prices shop at estate sales. Here are links to take you to estate sale advertising websites. Let the estate sale company know you read Estate Sales News.

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