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JFK

Woodland Hills

Sat, April 8, 2017    (Closed)
Sun, April 9, 2017   (Closed)

Kennedy’s Assignation Author Patricia Lambert’s Estate Sale, antiques, memorabilia and household items.

Welcome to this Estate Sale! This is an appointment only sale and we are still staging at this moment!

This estate has interesting vintage collectables and Antiques. Patricia was a […]

By |April 5th, 2017|News, Past Sales|0 Comments

Silverlake

Silverlake

Sat, April 1, 2017    (closed)
Sun, April 2, 2017   (closed)

Old Hollywood Film Hoarder Estate Sale!

This is a classic “very full” hoarder estate sale!

This house is jammed full of over 60 years of collecting by a costume designer / film collector and author David Chierichetti.

We need to liquidate everything this […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Past Sales|0 Comments

Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

Sat, March 25, 2017    (closed)
Sun, March 26, 2017    (closed)

Welcome to this Sherman Oaks Moving Estate Sale!

This estate is full of interesting vintage collectables and Antiques.

Denise’s family has been in Los Angeles since the gold rush days and this sale reflects her family’s history. We are selling many Victorian / American collectables from […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|News, Past Sales|0 Comments

Lovely Valencia Estate Sale

Valencia

Sat, Feb 25, 2017    (closed)
Sun, Feb 26, 2017   (closed)

This lovely Valencia home is two stories and is full of fabulous finds. Theirs a definite Lighthouse theme to this home.

Saturday at Marked Prices – (Discounts after 2pm) Discount Sunday up to 50% OFF Come on over for great bargains! This […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|News, Past Sales|0 Comments

Estate Sale, Granada Hills home with furniture, jewelry and Drums

By |August 20th, 2015|Past Sales|Comments Off on Estate Sale, Granada Hills home with furniture, jewelry and Drums

Antique Spotlight: Collecting Vintage & Retro Patterns

Original Article: Dusty Old Thing

There’s a romance in looking back at the kinds of clothes we wore “back in the day” and a fascination with certain styles from long ago. With so many period TV shows and movies we see some of the wonderful clothes worn “upstairs” or “down”, Edwardian, flapper, frugal during War, extravagant later, bold, modest, strange and classic.

This is Nancy with Dusty Old Thing and I have two favorite periods: The “New Look” following WWII and the ‘60s classic lines. Like many of us, I took Home Economics in school. Sewing and Cooking and Basic Homemaking were required in Junior High for girls. The boys got a shorter course. In high school I took more Sewing along with all the college prep classes. Those were the days when designer patterns were replicated by Vogue and when quality fabric filled department stores.
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By |August 6th, 2015|Industry Articles, News, Past Sales|Comments Off on Antique Spotlight: Collecting Vintage & Retro Patterns

Inglewood home with Regency Revival Furniture, porcelain and collectables

By |July 30th, 2015|Past Sales|Comments Off on Inglewood home with Regency Revival Furniture, porcelain and collectables

5 Tips for Buying Antique Furniture

Antique furniture is a big investment and, well, a big thing to cart home. Before you put time and money into one of these purchases, check out our tips for buying antique furniture – then enjoy the hunt for something unique!

1). Research, research, research

There’s so much to learn about antique furniture! Before you start browsing and seriously making purchases, read as much as you can about antique furniture – especially if there is a certain time period or style that you really like. The more educated you are about the furniture, the easier it will be to spot reproductions and overpriced items.

2). Look for the mark from the manufacturer or maker

Most antique furniture has some kind of mark from the person or place that was responsible for building it – often in places that people wouldn’t see, like the inside of a dresser drawer or the backside of a piece.

3). Look for signs of age

Since the trend now is to make furniture look antique, you might come across a piece that someone has modified to look older than it is. But, there are some telltale signs – first, look for imperfections. If something was handmade, then there will be variations in the woodwork – if everything looks exactly uniform, then there’s reason to be suspicious.

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By |July 27th, 2015|Industry Articles, News|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Buying Antique Furniture

Toluca Lake – Apartment full of books, records and collectables

By |July 10th, 2015|Past Sales|Comments Off on Toluca Lake – Apartment full of books, records and collectables

Oak Park – Tengra porcelain figurines in a full house

By |June 25th, 2015|Past Sales|Comments Off on Oak Park – Tengra porcelain figurines in a full house