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Pickers and Picking: It’s NOT always Antiques!




Last week, I did some fun “picking”. It had nothing to do with antiques. I went to an office that was closing, near my own warehouse unit. I bought: Intel Duo-Core Apple Mac tower (loaded) (using it right this second … Continue reading






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Too Cold For Estate Sale Pickers?




There is snow on the ground here. There was only one estate sale of any interest in the ads. I noticed there were fewer people in line. Must be the cold. It was cold, but I actually had fun! See … Continue reading






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Items that are HOT for Antique Pickers!




First of all, I’d like to hear from anyone who might be interested: “What is a HOT item to find?” My collectibles picking list will be different than yours. My list is different than my wife’s list! I go for … Continue reading






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Time Travel in a Thrift Store and an Antique Shop




I found a brand new in box iPad 3 in a thrift store. It was only $15.00. This was not recent, but this will be in a few short years I’m sure. The calculators we used to have to pay … Continue reading






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Never Fall in Love…. With your inventory




I learned from another wise man in the business, this sage advice. You may think your item is fantastic. You may think it’s worth a gob of money. Sure, you bought it right. It was cheap. The item is worth … Continue reading






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I Buy Stuff at Auctions!




I like certain types of auctions. I really like silent auctions. We have a local company that holds occasional warehouse auctions this way. They might even have over 1000 lots! You would think that a thousand lots would be too … Continue reading






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You Need to Have Money!




I just got a call about fifteen minutes ago. “You still like antiques, right?” The caller went on to tell me that a studio he works for had a problem with the city, and has lost about one half of … Continue reading






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100 Year Old California 100 Proof Fifth of Pure Brandy




I went to an estate sale today and found a sealed bottle of E G Lyons & Raas Pure California Brandy. Made in 1907 and bottled in 1912. One hundred years old antique! I have no idea of what it … Continue reading






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The Greatest Estate Sale In The World!




That I didn’t even want to go inside and see. I walked away mad. The ad online told of the wonderful accomplishments of this fine person. How they had scoured the country for fine antiques. It told of wonderful one … Continue reading






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Antique Secrets: Yard Sale Signs!




Whether it’s a yard sale, estate sale, garage sale, or tag sale; Signs are really important. I suppose this post is meant to help people who are going to have a sale. If you know anyone, please print this off, … Continue reading






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