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Jun30

5 Unique Elements of Antique Engagement Rings

Diamonds are a lady’s best friend. Antique engagement rings are classy, full of history – each with their own individual story, and can symbolize the timeless love that two people have for each other. Jewelry is a hot commodity, especially...
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May24

Collecting Carnival Glass At Prestige Estate Sales

Carnival glass was made in the early 1900s. While this type of glass is highly popular today, many homemakers did not like it as well as depression glass. Therefore, many carnival companies gave it away as prizes when people played their games. Many collectors...
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Apr30

The Needle in the Haystack: Finding Rare Books

Many people who love to spend their Saturdays at a flea market or an estate sale dream of that one special find. It’s that collectible piece that they’ll never get their hands on again, and that can become part of a collection of unique and rare...
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Mar17

Six Rules to Follow When Shopping for Vintage Furniture at Estate Sales

For the past six years, you’ve lived in a small condo in the city. Recently, you purchased a large, detached home in the suburbs. You absolutely adore your new place. Unfortunately, you don’t have enough furniture to put in your new house. If you...
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Feb12

Collecting Valentine’s Day Cards

Cards published by Marcus Ward & Co. and illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Via Library of BirminghamWhile legend records that St. Valentine was an early Chrisitan martyr persecuted by the Roman Empire, his association with Valentine’s Day did not...
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Jan31

Buy a Cuckoo Clock at an Estate Sale

If you love the look and sound of cuckoo clocks, then you might want to shop at an estate sale for them. While you can buy one just because you love it, knowing what to look for will help you get the most for your money. No one knows for sure who made...
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Dec23

Collectable Christmas Valuables

As you prepare for the holiday season this year, you might want to find out if any of your holiday decor holds value as collectible items. While some ornaments like your child’s handprints made into an ornament for their first Christmas are priceless...
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Nov22

The Exciting World of Thanksgiving Collectibles

History records that President George Washington signed the proclamation on October 3, 1789, creating the first Thanksgiving. Ever since families have been gathering for this annual tradition. Helping them celebrate, merchants have created many items...
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Oct29

Shop For Halloween Collectibles At Estate Sales

If you step back before 1940 in America, Halloween was an adults-only holiday because it was seen as too scary for children. Today, many of the items used to decorate for Halloween parties are very collectible. Halloween Postcards Often adults would send...
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Sep25

Shopping for Antique Jewelry Pieces: What You Need to Know

Shopping for antique jewelry at an estate sale can be a fun and productive way to spend a few hours. In fact, estate sales are one of the best ways to shop for antique jewelry pieces. As opposed to shopping online, going to an estate sale and purchasing...
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