The Techno Age September 18, 2012

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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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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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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Antiques May 7, 2012

Estate sales are a great way to find antique treasures in your area. Instead of a road trip to try to find the coin or figurine to finish your collection, compete with fellow collectors at estate sales in the DC Area. Popular collector pieces are often sold at estate sales since the sales themselves often […]

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