Viele Hummel Figurines! August 28, 2012

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 […]

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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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Target the Suburbs! July 24, 2012

Many great pieces are found in the homes of the rich and famous, but when you live in a unique city like Washington DC, the best things can be found in the homes of the wealthy politicians, the CEO’s of one of the many Fortune 500 Companies, or the wonderful authors, artists and activists that […]

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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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