Boxes of Treasures August 7, 2012

Are you a collector of newspaper articles, magazines, or books? Estate sales may be your best place to find your next prize piece. Many people store old literature in their basements, attics, or garages and often forget about them.  Therefore, when all of these things are rediscovered you could be the first to sift through […]

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Time and Time Again: Antique Clocks July 18, 2012

Antique clocks are timeless and have been collected as people pass on family heirlooms, discover them at estate sales, or even on the internet. On the newer end of the clock spectrum there are some interesting clocks to look for like the popular Coca-Cola bottle clock and various Disney Mickey Mouse clocks. Coca-Cola bottle clocks […]

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Sew Nifty, Antique Sewing Machines July 10, 2012

Antique sewing machines are a collector’s dream and aren’t always easy to find. Estate sales are one place where they can be found regularly! Sewing machines have been produced since the late 1700’s as a way to inexpensively make large quantities of garments to sell. These futuristic contraptions weren’t patented until 1854 in the United […]

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Buffing Techniques June 5, 2012

Purchasing pieces of furniture from estate sales is a great opportunity to buy quality furniture at a reasonable price. The challenge is deciphering if the piece itself is in good shape or not. Woods like mahogany and cherry are often the most valuable and continue to gain value over the years. Look for pieces that […]

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Mid-Century Danish Furniture May 24, 2012

Mid-Century Danish furniture has sweeping lines, beautiful accents, and loads of personality in each square inch. Collectors from around the world try to get their hands on these pieces and many will pay any price to get the exact item they want. This furniture was generally not mass-produced and then only in small runs. Be […]

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