Featured There is Tonnage of Antiques & Vintage at this Fort Wayne, Indiana Estate Sale

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Joe2007, Jan 22, 2024.

  1. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector


    Would love to be able to attend in person but alas even rummaging through this estate sale by photo is entertaining too. Seeing a lot of decent stuff but not a lot on the higher end. Am sure this sale will be jammed packed with pickers and antique dealers as the bulk of the stuff would fit in at any antique mall or eBay store. And there is just soooo much of it to be had! Hopefully the estate sale operator is pricing it to sell since there is just so much, they need to get cleared out. They need folks to buy by the truckload and bring their trailer too.
  2. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    Oh my! Love the company name. LOL I do estate sales and that one is going to be wild. All those small vintage items bring out the online resellers in droves and they like to spend lots of time going over their goodies before they buy. I don't see prices on everything, so the staff better have their running shoes on. Hope they have LOTS of employees around to keep eyes on everything!
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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    The picture of Bette Davis is about the only thing Id really want. Lots of nice glass and pottery,but nothing that excited me. Those folks never threw anything away apparently .
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I like the name too! Saw some jewelery in there but nothing to get excited about. It was all very pedestrian costume. THis may be a case where the seller bulk prices everything. Pile it up, y'all!
  5. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Good lord-- that's a bus load of stuff!!!
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  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    A bus....and a semi!
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  7. Rclinftl

    Rclinftl Well-Known Member

    as an oldtimer this is what sales use to look like - i miss the rummage factor so much - grabbing stuff by the armfull - haven't seen a sale like this since I left Maryland and moved to Florida in 1999 - those were the days...
  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen a real digger sale in ages either. They happen, but since so many have gone to on line auctions most of the fun is gone. I look at the auction items and say either "meh" or "that's going out of my range" and don't bother going back.

    Did find two this weekend, both alas professionally run. One is tchochke heaven, but they were advertising pewter and (*GAG* reflex alert!) Hummels. Cabbage Patch Kid dolls - not my thing but apparently they're making a comeback. They advertise jewelry but I have a bad feeling it's all Avon. No pictures. There's a picture on the second page of weighted sterling candlesticks, but at best they'd cover the gas to get there and back.


    Planning hit that one after this one: https://estatesales.org/estate-sales/ct/windsor/06095/vintage-decor-ethan-allen-furniture-2274273

    Nothing much in the pictures, but they advertise jewelry and don't show any...and it's someplace I can find blindfolded. The condo development is on the road to a friend's house. There's some modernish Chinese decor pieces, but what I'm after is what they didn't think was worth showing.
  9. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    I do this too-- strategic analysis of what the sale runners post about the site beforehand. There was one a while ago that had pictures of pottery I'm after but didn't mention it in their otherwise elaborate descriptions. That's what got me to go there. I ended up doing so-so-- the one pot in particular I was after was picked up by someone else as I was reaching for it. Dang.
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    there's noting I need there......but the violin looks interesting and the fish lures are always a good shot in the dark....
    & the old metal toys....

    What...... no guns ?
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  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That's how I hit that massive sterling score in December. The professional company advertised Wedgwood basaltware and a pile of glass. Most of it was still there when they packed everything up to take it to their auction house, even though one dude drove about 70 miles for some of it. No mention anywhere of a full sterling service for 12 sitting there with serving pieces. They never looked - thought it was plated. No pictures even of the cabinet where the serving bits were. When I went back the second day, I found a pair of Arabia mid-century vases stuffed in the back of a cabinet. No one had ever gotten them out. ((confused look))
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