Tag Archives: vintage

Vintage License Plates To Celebrate Travel on Labor Day


Throwback Thursday at Estate Sales News.

What’s Selling This Week At Estate Sales?

Many estate sales are starting today or tomorrow. Here’s a peek at some and include click throught links for you to look at the entire sale. If you are considering an estate sale, this is an excellent opportunity to visit a sale and see how the estate sale company works.

Tomorrow in Burton, OH Fine America Antiques







Packed Home in Inverness, IL. Starts April 24








Chino, CA Sale Starts Today







Southfield, MI Sale Starts Tomorrow Mid Century Art


It’s About Vintage Today On ThrowBack Thursday. Campers, Trailers, Trucks

Today we celebrate the way we use to camp and travel and the rebirth that is going on in vintage campers, trucks, and other vintage vehicles. If you are interested in becoming part of this growing group or just want to enjoy “the good old days” Click here for the link to their website to subscribe.


Vintage boat camper.


1961 vintage milk truck turned body and paint truck.


Vintage truck and tear drop trailer.


Vintage camper.


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.




Estate Sales ThrowBack Thursday – Vintage, Antique, Designer, New

The fourth Thursday in January and once again time for ThrowBacks. Estate Sales, however, present throwbacks every day they are open. Vintage, antique, designer, and new are ever present at most estate liquidations.

Estate Sales News takes a look at what’s coming up for sale.

deco bargo cart




vintage brass cash registerWallace Sterling flatware





Vintage sewing machinesaxaphone






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ThrowBack Thursday For Estate Sales – Vintage IBM Computer For Sale

vintage IBM computer

All of us that write about estate sales, estate sale companies, estate sale listing websites, along with sellers and buyers use laptops, tablets, desktops, and other computer equipment. Most is not “vintage”.

Your editors’ first computer was a Gateway desktop (it truly took up most of the desk) that worked only in black and white and DOS. What a long way we have come to now even our smartphones. Here’s a throwback from a sale taking place starting, Saturday, January 10th in Georgetown, TX being conducted by The Gypsy Junk Lady Estate Sales that we found on EstateSales.Net.

Estate Sale Find For Throw Back Thursday – Did You Use One Of These?

Did you use one and do you know what it is? “Hint” It use to pop your buttons!Vintage Wringer Washer

Vintage Neon Collection – A Walk Through Time

Neon SlipperEstate Sales News visited the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, NV.  If you are a fan of vintage neon signs this is a must visit. The museum has rescued and obtained many of the old neon signs that were the highlights of the Las Vegas strip and Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, NV. They have been restoring many of the smaller signs and returning them in working order to various areas around Las Vegas.

The neon slipper was in front of the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall. The story goes that Howard Hughes, who lived in Las Vegas for a time was staying across from the Silver Slipper and the bright lights from the sign at night disturbed the eccentric Howard Hughes and he arranged to have it removed. The Neon Museum has restored it and placed it outside of the front of the museum. It is lit every evening. What’s old is new again. The slogan of many estate sales.

The signs have been obtained from casinos, hotels, motels, wedding chapels, mobile parks, and more. This is the largest collection of vintage neon available for the public to see that Estate Sales News knows of. It is in a desert park like setting and the museum takes you on a guided walking tour. Reservations are required as tours are limited in numbers because of the walking area.

Vintage takes many forms and we hope you will enjoy this tour of vintage Las Vegas signage.

Sahara CasinoNeon motel sign






Neon shirt Stardus






Clark InnNeon man






girlneon duck








Click here to visit the Neon Museum website.   link to their Facebook page

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.