estate sale•2 day sale •sale is over
9am to 5pm
9am to 1pm
FACIAL MASKS are necessary to enter the sale -- no one will be admitted without one.
The sale starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. with no early entry or sales.
SIGN-UP SHEETS: Please stay on the premises once you sign ONLY your name to the sheet posted on the door. The first 50 people in line will receive numbers a few minutes prior to the start of the sale and will be the first shoppers allowed to enter the door.
PRICING: Everything will be full price as marked on the first day. Only workers may mark items sold; we do not use stickers from other sales. You must give your name and phone number for items to be marked sold. We do not change or haggle on prices. Everything is sold "AS FOUND."
RECEIPTS: The yellow copy of the sales receipt is the customer’s proof of purchase and will be checked upon exiting the sale. When paid items are to be picked up later, the yellow receipt must be presented. Everything must be picked up by 1 p.m. on the second day of the sale unless by prior agreement.
BIDS: Bids will be accepted only on individual items that are priced $100 or more; all bids must equal or exceed 60% of the posted original price. Bids are sealed and WILL NOT be discussed or revealed with other customers and will be opened at the close of the first day of business; the highest bidders will be notified between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Unanswered calls may result in offering the sale to the next highest bidder. Items purchased by bid MUST be paid for and picked up by 10:00 a.m. on the second day of the sale or the item will be offered for general sale.
PACKING: We have very limited boxes, bags and packing materials; please provide your own. We reserve the right to inspect bags if necessary. Due to insurance regulations, workers are not allowed to pack or carry any items for customers. Movers are usually on site, but the price of tips, moving and delivery is solely between the customer and mover.
PLEASE NOTE: Sale locations are usually small and confined, so we ask that no baby strollers or large shopping carts be brought into sale locations. Most sales are in private homes which are not generally set up for handicap maneuvering. Customers enter locations at their own risk. Neither Michael Respess Estate Sales nor owners of the houses are responsible for accidents.
Bathrooms are for our personal use and storage and ARE NOT open to the public.
Every effort will be made to answer questions prior to the beginning of sales.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-324-5531 for more information.
We take most major credit cards; please note, there is a 3% fee for credit cards use.
Checks must be accompanied by address and telephone number.
This is an outstanding sale of classic Mid-Century Modern furnishings and housewares in an authentic 1953 house located in the city's Garden District.
AUTOMOBILES: classic low mileage 1997 Mercedes soft/hard convertible with ceramic finish, including changing winch and cloth sling; Tornado red Volkswagen GOLF TSI, also low milage. Both sold by sealed bids; minimum bids required.
CHINA/SILVER: a huge collection of Russel Wright American Modern stoneware in very desirable Chartreuse Curry; Russel Wright bar and glass ware; 1950's vintage serving and ware.
ART: local and regional outsider and self-taught art including Mose T, Mary Proctor, Richard Berry, Betty Sue Mathews; works by Josh Taylor, Lisa Mote glass, signed Miro prints, signed Picasso, prints, Joseph Orr, John Lapsley, Simon Ross, industrial metal wall sculpture and many others.
FURNITURE: 1937 walnut and lucite desk by Gilbert Rohle for Herman Miller, Brown-Saltman coffee table, Russel Wright for Conant Ball Markers coffee table, Hayward Wakefield dining chairs, sleek metal lamps; chairs and side tables, padded and non padded "Diamond" Bertoia wire chairs by Knoll.
ART GLASS: Stuben and others
BOOKS: big collection of vintage science fiction books; graphic and architectural books; 1971-1972 "Avenger," "Captain America" and super hero comic books in pristine condition.
COINS: 1st day of issue uncirculated 1976 $2 bills; 1942-1944 Malaya issued $10 notes in uncirculated condition; silver halves, quarters and dimes; 1970-1985 proof sets; 1965-1987 uncirculated proof sets; Bicentennial 3-coin (40% silver) mint sets; 1972 Eisenhower dollar proof set (40% silver.)
TOOLS: Craftsman table saw; Green Works electric lawn moser; electric leaf blowers, seedeater, hedge clipper, chain saw; gasoline generator; Ryobi drill press; nice shop vac; routers, drills and saws; metal storage shelves; 5-drawer work bench with tool box; hand tools; garden tools; plastic storage boxes.
ELECTRONICS: Mac Pro laptop, Mac desktop computer, cell phones, Kindle and office electronics including vintage projectors, slide carousels and slide storage cases.
MISCELLANOUS: vintage holiday decorations, linens ... and so much more!
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