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A Guide to Selling Vintage Collectibles

There may be a time when you might have to sell your vintage collection because you need the money. Perhaps you have simply grown tired of collecting and just want to downsize. How do you go about selling those vintage collectibles? Where do you start? Here are a few tips to help you out… Take…

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7 Inspiring Ideas For Repurposing Vintage or Antique Items

Perhaps you’ve been to a preview day for one of our combined assets estate online auctions and saw an item that made you think… Why would someone want this old, junky thing? Trust us when we say that there are probably a dozen or more ideas for that dusty and raggedy old thing. With a…

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Top Tips For Collecting Vintage Items

If you’ve participated in any of our Combined Asset Gallery Estate Sale Auctions, you know that we often have vintage and antique treasures for every type of collector. If you’re just starting out as a collector, we’ve curated these 10 best tips from other vintage and antique enthusiasts… 1. Do a Little Digging Kate Simmons…

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6 Things That Were Made Before the Internet

Before the Internet was invented we had much more time on our hands compared to what we have now. Kids actually played in the park with each other instead of chasing virtual creatures in the park, people went to the movies, joined their company’s softball league, and we all communicated by actually talking to each…

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Creative Ideas For Repurposing and Upcycling Vintage Items

If you’re on a budget or like unique items, upcycling vintage items purchased at estate sales or thrift stores is something you can do to save money and have one-of-a-kind pieces for your home. In a previous post we talked about the rise of vintage, but now we’re going to offer some ideas for DIY…

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#TBT: The Weirdest, Coolest, and Most Interesting Vintage Items In the Latest Father Joe’s Villages Specialty Auction

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday (#TBT) that occurs on many of the social media outlets, it’s only fitting for us to share the weirdest, coolest, and most interesting vintage items that are up for auction in the latest Father Joe’s Villages (a.k.a. St. Vincent de Paul Villages) Specialty Online Auction. For those who don’t…

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The Difference Between Vintage, Antique, and Retro

As an auction house that serves both sellers wanting to liquidate their personal estates and buyers who are looking for deals at online estate sales, we want to do our best to help educate people on the different terms that we use in our item descriptions. Definitions of these terms are relatively universal, however, with…

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The Rise of Vintage: Why It’s a Good Time to Be an Upcycler or Collector

People have been collecting vintage items for a long time, but with the popularity of shows like “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars”, there has been more awareness of the value of vintage items and collectibles. In particular, the vintage trend in interior design has really taken off in the last five years. Just spend a…

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