Our company has closed its estate sale services permanently.
Please use estatesales.net to search for conductors in your area.
But we encourage you to:
REMEMBER THE ESTATE SALE GOLDEN RULE:
One Man's Junk often IS Another Man's Treasure.
1. DON'T THROW ANYTHING AWAY until a professional has had a chance to look at it! Please take that literally!
2. DON'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY, DON'T DONATE ANYTHING, and for goodness sake,
3. DON'T SELL ANYTHING until a professional has had a chance to look at it!
Why is this so important, you ask? Well, we once did a sale in which more than HALF the value of the estate had already been bagged for donation. They thought it was just old clothes and bric a brac... we uncovered vintage designer pieces, a $1000 pair of sneakers (that's not a misprint -- ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS) and rare pottery pieces that were among the first items sold and the most expensive things in the whole house! Had our appointment to meet with the family have been one day later, all those items would have been at Goodwill.
DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!
EVERYTHING that can be sold legally can be sold at an estate sale .... and it will always be to the estate's benefit to let a professional find the buyer for you. THey're as able to sell items worth thousands of dollars as they are to sell something for a buck. They do it all the time ... and that's why experience matters.
4. Don't think it's not collectible just because it's not a "fancy antique". The most collectible (and sometimes most valuable) items in an estate these days are circa the 1920s through the 1960s. It'll be in the kitchen cabinets. It'll be in the attic. It'll be tucked into a cupboard in the basement that hasn't been opened in 50 years. Chances are it's not a piece of furniture or Grandma's china. But Grandma's scrapbook or vacation souvenirs could be worth more than her china cabinet. You just never know (but a professional will!).
It'll be the old costume jewelry in the dresser drawer, the vintage hat way back in the closet, or maybe the old bike in the rafters of the garage. It's behind the basement bar. It's in with the box of old Christmas decorations (or better yet: old Halloween decorations!).
It's often printed on a piece of paper, or a matchbook, or a ticket stub, or a photograph, postcard, brochure, menu, placemat, or napkin.
the "good stuff" takes years of experience, research, and
instincts. Let a professional do the job for you. It's always the
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