Blinded by the Flowers?

Posted By on Oct 10, 2012 in Estate Sales
Buying furniture at an estate sale is a great adventure! Even though you know that the couch, chair or table that you are looking at there isn’t exactly the right color or pattern, these things can be fixed! Since the price for these items is usually great, certainly more affordable than buying them new, you […]...
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Vintage Vinyl

Posted By on Oct 10, 2012 in Estate Sales
Do you ever feel like getting nostalgic and putting on an old record? Growing up during the era of record players, 8-tracks, and cassettes; sometimes it would be nice to have the real thing again. iTunes and Pandora players just don’t beat that classic sound of a record player. Many of us have hundreds of […]...
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The Techno Age

Posted By on Sep 9, 2012 in Estate Sales
The best in electronics can be found at estate sales. You can find computers, televisions, and Blu-Ray players for half the price. The best way to find these good deals is to search for name brands like Samsung, Sony, Bose, etc. This will ensure the reliability of the products as well as be able to […]...
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A Chef’s Paradise

Posted By on Sep 9, 2012 in Estate Sales
Want to pick up cooking and avoid going out to eat for every meal? A great place to find the right supplies for the job is at estate sales. There is no telling how much skillets, pots, pans, and cooking utensils could cost if you tried to buy everything all at once. Cast iron cooking […]...
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Viele Hummel Figurines!

Posted By on Aug 8, 2012 in Random Topics,Strange Finds
Hummel figurines started appearing in Germany in the early 1930’s after Frank Goebel and Sister Maria Innocentia came up with the ideas and sketches for the little collectibles. These little porcelain people became the heart’s desire of many as novelty stores across the country began to sell them during the war. After WWII, Hummel figurines [&h...
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Be Young at Estate Sales

Posted By on Aug 8, 2012 in Estate Sales
What can an estate sale do for you? A sale can save you money, help you complete your coin collection, or paint a view of history that you never could imagine. The endless options that are found in estate sales in the DC Metro area are one of a kind, and you could be the […]...
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Posted By on Aug 8, 2012 in Estate Sales
Antique and collector toys are easy to find at many of our estate sales because they are something that usually are put in box in the garage after not being played with for years. They are the memories of years past and youthful innocence. Toys like porcelain dolls and collector cars are often worth the […]...
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Thimbles, Thimbles, and More Thimbles

Posted By on Jul 7, 2012 in Estate Sales
Thimbles have been in existence since the 1st century AD and have been a crucial part of tailoring and manufacturing since. The earliest known thimble was in the Roman city of Pompeii and was made of bronze, a very precious metal at the time. As time went on the thimble became a necessity in every […]...
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Buffing Techniques

Posted By on Jun 6, 2012 in Estate Sales
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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Wood Grain and Wood Identification

Posted By on May 5, 2012 in Estate Sales
    Virtually every type of wood has been used to make furniture over time. Each time period tended to use a different type as fashion, trends and supplies would allow. Before the 1900’s a lot of the everyday household pieces were made from oak, mahogany and fruitwoods. The colonial time period used what seemed to […]...
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