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An Interview With a Collector: Vintage Guitars

We’ve all imagined what it would be like to strap on a guitar and stand on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans, right? Well, maybe not all of us, but I know I have. I have been playing drums for over 20 years, but both of my grandfathers were guitar players and collectors. I have always had immense respect for anyone that can play. While I may not be an expert in vintage guitar collecting, I do know someone who is! I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Adam Hellman to talk about everything vintage guitars. He is an avid collector, a great guitar player, and just so happens to be my bandmate. Adam has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to guitar collecting, and he is going to guide you through what you should look for next time you come across one of these six-stringed beauties at a sale. How did you get into guitar collecting? “Like most collectors, I started as a player. You gravitate towards certain instruments because of the sound you want, or a player you admire used a particular model. And then inevitably you get carried away...

Bobbleheads: A Beginner's Guide

While my knowledge may be a touch limited when it comes to things like egg chairs and depression glass , if there’s one thing I know about, it’s bobbleheads! My goal for this article is to help you know what to look for the next time you’re lucky enough to find some of these at your next estate sale. The first bobbleheads were religious figures called temple nodders. They were produced in Asia in the early part of the 17th century. The bobbleheads that made their way to the United States were produced in Germany. These bobbleheads gained a lot of popularity in the 1950s. The first sports-related bobbles came about in the 1960s in the likeness of baseball greats like Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. They were initially made out of painted papier-mache instead of the more modern porcelain, resin, and plastic. The baseball craze really started in 1999 when Candlestick Park was celebrating its 40th anniversary. Most sports bobbleheads are distributed as SGA (stadium giveaway) and are made to commemorate a special event or celebrate a particular player...

It's a Tupperware Party!

This week, I'd like to highlight America’s favorite food storage solution. That’s right, we’re talkin’ Tupperware ! I bring my grandmother up a lot in these articles because she seemed to always have the coolest collections of random stuff in her house. If there was one thing she loved, it was her huge assortment of Tupperware. A few years ago, I found a complete set of orange Tupperware canisters and I was instantly taken back to being five years old, helping her cook in her tiny kitchen. There was also a green juice glass that I was particularly fond of and always had to use when I was at her house. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vintage Mary Bradshaw (@vintagemarybradshaw) on Mar 31, 3号彩票平台 at 12:54pm PDT Estate sales are a great resource for finding complete sets of vintage Tupperware. If you’re lucky enough to find an estate sale of a former party host, you’re sure to find a treasure trove of classic Tupperware! Searching For a 3号彩票登录 Looking for a company to conduct your sale...

An Interview With a Collector: Vintage Pencils

Collectors are such an integral part of our business here at , and if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that there is a collector for pretty much everything out there. I was looking through Instagram the other day, and I came across something exciting. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @antiquewoodpencils on Mar 18, 3号彩票平台 at 3:07pm PDT What are some of your favorites in your collection? Tye: “Some of my favorites... Eberhard Faber “Suffragist” “Votes for Women” pencil. Produced in 1913... 7 years before women officially gained the opportunity to vote. Rare because it was such a divisive topic and hard to imagine a store owner placing a display of them on the counter for all to see. 1888 Campaign Pencil: This one is unique as it wasn’t given away by the presidential candidate but instead was sold by the American Pencil 3号彩票登录 to cash in on the election excitement. On one end of the pencil was a printed image of Benjamin Harrison and, on the other, his opposition Grover Cleveland...

The Dish on Depression Glass

When I was growing up, one of the fixtures of my grandparent’s house was a giant green bowl that sat on their coffee table filled with pecans or hard candy. Several years later, I learned that the bowl was depression glass , and they had a ton of it! The piece they had is very similar to the one below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MintGreenDaisyVintage (@mintgreendaisyvintagegoods) on Mar 23, 3号彩票平台 at 6:44pm PDT If you’ve been to an estate sale lately, chances are you have seen a piece of depression glass. Make sure to keep an eye on the Marketplace to find your own piece of history! Searching For a 3号彩票登录 Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a 3号彩票登录 page to find a company in your area. Find a 3号彩票登录 Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

Are You a Vintage Expert?

Think you know all there is to know about vintage stuff? Test your skills with this quiz! Searching For a 3号彩票登录 Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a 3号彩票登录 page to find a company in your area. Find a 3号彩票登录 Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

The Ovalian Egg Chair

In part two of the Vintage Comfort Series , we’ll take a peek at one of the most unique (and maybe a touch impractical) chairs out there. I was recently watching Men in Black with my daughter when something caught my eye. In one scene, Agent J can be seen awkwardly trying to fill out paperwork while sitting in an Ovalia Egg Chair! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michael Larsen - (@michaellarsen8) on Nov 19, 2017 at 6:41am PST In 1978, after only ten years of production, the Ovalia Egg Chair fell out of demand and just sort of disappeared. That is until Men in Black hit the theaters. On the official movie poster, Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith can be seen sitting in a pair of Egg Chairs. This limelight caused the chairs to go back into production and have remained so ever since. Whether it’s an Ovalia original or reproduction, if you happen to come across one of these iconic chairs the next time you’re at an estate sale , pick it up! Stay tuned for Part three of the Vintage Comfort Series! Love all things vintage? Us, too...

Online Estate Sales

Are you cooped up in the house and missing estate sales? We've got you covered! We are excited to share with you a new sale type called Online Estate Sales that we have released to . We hope that this new sale type will allow you to shop estate sales from the comfort of your 3号彩票登录! Online Estate Sales are very similar in appearance to traditional sales, except you can contact the estate sale company directly to purchase items in the pictures of the sale. When browsing an online estate sale, click the "Contact To Buy" button to start communication with the company to purchase the item. A green banner across the image will show you the items that are available for purchase. How do you find them? You will start seeing these new Online Estate Sale listings on the city sale list page as well as in your email notifications over the coming days. We encourage you to check back often as items are continuously being added. In addition to shopping the new Online Estate Sales, we also encourage you to check out the EstateSales...

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Welcome3号彩票平台 to part one of the Vintage Comfort Series! If there's one thing that will throw our entire office into a frenzy, it's when a piece of Eames furniture comes up in one of the sales on our site. There is one piece in particular that really gets our attention though, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. I’ll admit something to you. Up until about six years ago, I had no idea that this chair even existed. Now I keep my eyes peeled at every estate sale I go to in hopes of stumbling across one of these beauties. Although I'm sure as soon as I got it 3号彩票登录, I would have to share it with my feline friends. I know, cat claws on a $5000 chair? I cringed too. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mid Century Modern Furniture (@formermodern) on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:47am PST If you loved learning about the Eames Lounge Chair, you'll love part two of the Vintage Comfort Series , the Ovalian Egg Chair! Searching For a 3号彩票登录 Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a 3号彩票登录 page to find a company in your area...

Four Vintage Clockmakers to Keep an Eye Out For

A piece from one of these master clockmakers would be a great addition to any 3号彩票登录 decor. Here are just a few of our favorites: George Nelson Is known as one of the founding fathers of mid-century modern design. In 1947, the iconic “ball clock” came about just like many great ideas do...with your close friends and a few bottles of wine. If you’ve seen a kitchen from the 1950s, chances are you’ve seen one of these beauties. George Nelson is also credited with the creation of the Sling Sofa, Flying Duck Chair, and the Coconut Chair. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mid-Mod & Retro (@midmodandretro) on Aug 30, 2019 at 9:57am PDT Do you love mid-century modern? Check out our other blogs to learn more about the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman and the Ovalian Egg Chair ! Searching For a 3号彩票登录 Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a 3号彩票登录 page to find a company in your area. Find a 3号彩票登录 Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

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