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*** We don't give out prices before the sale starts. We don't
Mission-architecture home in the heart of Elgin's amazing Historic
District has been lovingly cared for by our client for 48 years,
and although she has relocated, she has left some wonderful things
behind for the sale.
We have some great antique furniture pieces, including a side-by-side
desk/glassfront cabinet, some nice chests of drawers, some Victorian
and Eastlake-era side tables including an awesome ball and claw
with BIG glass ball feet, and 4 of the coolest Heywood Wakefield
chairs we've ever offered -- they appear to be military issue, they
have fabulous industrial accents, and they're dated pre-war 1938.
4 of them. Great find.
furniture items include several project pieces, a vintage porch
swing, an old willow garden bench, a mossy garden bench ... and
We have a beautifully-preserved Victrola -- it does work and the
sound is awesome BUT (and I'm thinking this is a simple fix) it
doesn't lock in to keep the turntable turning. Speed works, sound
is good, there are extra needles and also many records to choose
from ... it needs that one fix.
We also have some nice vintage radios including a Majestic floor
model that we've been listening to while we're working, and a few
Lots of great smalls on the front tables, including glass, porcelain,
several Royal Copley pieces, a small assortment of boxed HO
train cars, a little bit of Elgin memorabilia, cool books (favorite
for me is a Jockey Guild yearbook), some vintage Matchbox/Hot Wheels
cars, and all sorts of novelties and oddities.
There's a Gene Tunney exercise record, a paper record on which the
Shadows of Knight sing Potato Chip and some other 45s,
and much more.
There's a spectacular oil painting in an even more spectacular frame
over the fireplace. There's also a Victorian Hair Art (Mourning)
Shadowbox, also wonderfully framed. Wow.
There's some old sheet music (including the original publication
of the Lane Tech Go Lane Go fight song, 1970s-era Montgomery
Ward catalogs, newspaper headlines from 20th century historic events,
etc. There are some interesting books.
We love the treadle sewing machine from the Free Sewing company
of Rockford Illinois it is a Mission Style cabinet that has
two swinging doors and, when closed, serves as a side or lamp table.
The kitchen is small but has some fun finds including a set of war-era
fine china, a really cool Melmac set that's very 60s/70s, and other
The tool room has plenty to pick through hand tools, hardware,
The house has 2 garages, and they'll be fun to rummage around in
. a couple antique farm implements, an old crank corn shucker,
lawn and garden tools, project pieces, and idea pieces, such as
a full bannister and some weathered pieces in interesting shapes
that just need your imagination.
4 bikes a Schwinn, Monark, Husky, and Raleigh.
What else? Lots else! We do have some nice costume jewelry as well
as bagged lots, and the showcase will have additional tiny treasures
including some Britains lead soldiers and a 1988 $50 American Eagle
So, check out the pictures, know that there's always more than meets
the eyes, and get ready for a fun sale in an awesome historic house!
Our number ½ hour before the sale starts. It's our number
that get you in the door. A watched list will be honored to queue
up for numbers.
We accept cash and also credit cards for purchase of $20 or more.