Seriously? It’s been two years since starting this process. Two estate sales. Three garage sales. Selling on eBay, Etsy, and Amazon. No link because the Etsy store items weren’t moving on the platform. Sold one thing in about 14 months.
Haven’t even started on the garage, and found a whole closet of stuff yesterday.
Called some antiques folks and a couple liquidators. Their concern is that things are picked over and none of the good stuff is left. Hah! If only! Then I’d just call the local VVA and have them pick it all up.
Plus there’s furniture! I don’t think any of these large pieces are on either platform, so I’ll post some pics here in case anyone is interested.
Chested drawers and matching tall dresser for sale. These were purchased by my mom’s parents as a wedding gift for her and my dad in April 1962.
Driftwood Queen-size Bed with Drawers purchased from Cabela’s in the late 1990s. See matching dresser.
While I doubt true collectors will be interested, this shelf and desk are also available. Sander from the late 1990s, iirc.
Dining table, with leaves, and china cabinet with hutch fronwearly 1960s; orange bookcases with lighted shelves from late 1990s; Mirror from early 1980s. Family Lore is that the round table is from the 1890s, but I have no proof of that.
According to my mother, her mother painted this in the late 1970s. According to my father, this was a DIA cast-off given to him by the Detroit Institute of Arts around the same time period. I cannot find a signature and have no idea which story is true.
According to mom, this was inherited. According to dad, mom fell in love with it at a starving artist sale. I first recall seeing this in the early 1990s.
This gorgeous 1970s grandfathers clock is a family favorite from the early to mid-1970s. Mom said it didn’t work, dad said it was repaired, but we don’t keep it running.
Very old professional negative of Belle Isle in horse & buggy days. One of hundreds (thousands?) of professional, historic pictures of Detroit
Printed photo of above Very old professional negative of Belle Isle in horse & buggy days. One of hundreds (thousands?) of professional, historic pictures of Detroit.
City of Detroit photograph, age unknown
Probably for personal use, not collecting. Very comfortable pillow set that quickly turns any floor, couch, or bed into a Zero-G, low-stress sleeping or TV watching spot.
Historic pictures of DIA exhibits and items on display.
1950s – 1960s professional photographic equipment – Tecnal Photo Dryer
Probably for personal or office use, not collectors. Desks only — computer equipment is no longer available.
My mother’s father was quite the pool player, and literally wrote the book on it. We also have the pool cue shown in the pictures.
Probably for office or personal use, not collectors.
I first recall seeing this mirror in the early 1990s, but I do not know it’s age. Just ignore that I’m also in the picture.
Pewter urn, most likely purchase at Monticello or Colonial Williamsburg where we annually vacationed for years.
This comfy office chair is likely from the mid-1990s, and will be purchased for office or personal use. It massages and heats. The donut is long gone.
Original dark patina is covered with paint. The cushions were replaced in the 1980s, and the webbing underneath before that. Do not know the age or manufacturer.
Most likely for personal or office use. Was originally a set if four, but one didn’t survive a run-in with someone weighing almost 400#. At least two are on wheels, and these fold for easy moving and storage v