New Guy from CT

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by redidbull, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. redidbull

    redidbull New Member

    Hello, I found this site searching for forums dedicated to antiques. My Mom passed away 8 years ago and my Dad 4 years ago. I inherited my childhood home. The house was built in 1920 and my Dad owned it for 70 years. He was the last in his Family and my Mom only has 1 sister left. My Grandfather lived with my Dad and my Aunt for many years before my Parents met and got married. As a result I inherited a house full of a lot of old items. My Parents often got things as their siblings passed. My Son now lives at the house so there has been no urgency to clean it which men I have done little. On top of the furniture, steamers trunks, glassware, my Dad was a Millwright in a factory for 33years meaning tools, tools, and more tools. My plan of attack is get rid of known junk. I know because things are old doesn't mean value but there are things that are there that have no value. I will be asking lots of questions and apologize in advance. This is not a strong point for me. Oh yea my Dad was also a bottle collector. It never ends. Thanks in advance. Jim
  2. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, redidbull!
    Wow, generations of stuff! It can be overwhelming, Post Away. :)
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  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi and WELCOME to ANTIQUERS, @redidbull!!!! Sounds like you have your hands full!!! We're going to be DE-LIGHTED to check it all out before you chuck much!!! You just never know what may have value and ISN'T JUNK!!!!!:):):):) Post away in the appropriate forum, of course!!!:happy:
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Jim! Sounds like you've got a lot of work ahead of you. My word of advice... Don't assume anything is "junk." Sometimes small things have surprising value. That includes paper and other ephemera.

  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Welcome Jim. Piece by piece. Eventually you'll make it through and we will have a bunch of fun.
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the house is now antique....but that doesn't mean everything in it is too...
    that said.....there will likely be value that that u will not recognize.... but we will...
    so bring it on !!! & Welcome aboard !!
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Jim, members are likely to suggest you post a few items in the same category at a time. (If you do so, you might want to number the items in the photographs for easier identification.) That will speed up your work a bit. Start where you're comfortable but sometimes it's helpful to begin with larger items so one doesn't feel bogged down by minutia. But as I wrote above... Don't assume anything is trash. For instance, an old ticket stub can be an unknown treasure. Or a half empty perfume bottle.

  10. redidbull

    redidbull New Member

    Thank you for the warm welcome. I have a few pictures I will upload them this evening. Thanks. Jim
  11. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    welcome aboard.
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  12. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Jim!

    Welcome to Antiquers.........:cat:

    Your house sounds just like the one we'd love to find listed in the Estate sale ads!
  13. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Welcome! Be careful not to be too specific about the location of the house or the bunch of us on this side of the Pond may descend on it. Steamer trunks sometimes turn out to be treasure troves.
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  15. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Hi Jim. Welcome. It's always more fun when it's other peoples stuff.
  16. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Hi Jim...I like JUNK!
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  17. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Junk Heaven, Jim! You'd be surprised what's worth something to somebody. I'm just north of Hartford myself, so I may even be able to point you to someone local if needed.
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  18. redidbull

    redidbull New Member

    Thank you all. Jim
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  19. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Welcome to the forums!
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