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Valley Village Estate Sale! Greek Collectibles.

Valley Village

Address:
57** Bucknell Ave.
Valley Village, CA 91607

Sat, May 6, 2017    (10am – 5pm)
Sun, May 7, 2017   (10am -5pm )

Valley Village Estate Sale!

Another classic estate sale!

This lovely house has many delightful Greek collectables and many useful household goods.

We need to liquidate everything this weekend so our prices will be very fair.
I will let the […]

By |April 30th, 2017|News, Upcoming Sales|0 Comments

Sherman Oaks Estate Sale! WW2 / Korean War, antiques

Sherman Oaks

April,22, 2017(closed)
April, 23, 2017(closed)

Sherman Oaks Estate Sale, antiques, WW2 and Masonic memorabilia and household items.

Sherman Oaks Estate Sale!
This is a classic estate sale!

This house is jammed full of over 60 years of collecting by a World War 2 / Korean War Veteran. We need to liquidate everything […]

By |April 19th, 2017|News, Past Sales|0 Comments

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

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

Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes

Dates:
1/7/2017 (closed)
1/8/2017 (closed)

Welcome to this Palos Verdes traditional Estate Sale!

This is a very traditional full house “untouched” estate and you get to go treasure hunting here.

This estate is very full of interesting vintage collectables and useful household items. There are many Angel figures and plush toys like Bennie Babies also fine […]

By |December 31st, 2016|News, Past Sales|0 Comments

Beverly Hills Adjacent Condo Estate Sale

Beverly Hills Adjacent

Dates:
12/3/2016 (closed)
12/4/2016 (closed)

This nice Beverly Hills adjacent Condo has a variety of furnishing and items just in time for the holidays.

There are vintage Asian collectables, silver plated flatware, crystal chandeliers, vintage artwork and small collectables and Jewelry, vintage oil paintings and artworks.

My prices are very fair and […]

By |November 30th, 2016|News, Past Sales|0 Comments

Magnificent Lake Encino Traditional Estate Sale!

Encino

Dates:
11/12/2016 (closed) (Sat)
11/13/2016 (closed) (Sun)

This grand estate is tastefully decorated with fine contemporary furniture accented with fine antiques.

There are many fine hand made oriental rugs and silk upholstered sofas, fine ceramics including Limoges and Asian collectables.

Included in this sale are a traditional dining table with 6 chairs, large china […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|News, Past Sales|0 Comments

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

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