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PHASE 1 >>> Entertainer's Dream Estate Sale by Simple Finds

  • Estate Sale

  • The address for this sale in Atlanta, GA 30331 will no longer be shown since it has already ended.
Apr 27
9am to 4pm
Apr 28
9am to 4pm
Apr 29
9am to 4pm

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Terms and Conditions:

By Georgia Law Sales Tax Will Be Collected.
We accept Cash, MC, Visa. Discover
NO Checks OR American Express.*
*3% card transaction fee is added to your final sale.
All items must be removed by close of sale.
Please come prepared to package and remove items yourself, as our staff and materials are limited due insurance limitations.
Please respect all "Do Not Enter" signs.
Absolutely No Pets.

If You CHARGE your purchases, it’s a FINAL SALE – if you try to CHARGE BACK or CANCEL the purchase POST SALE – we will PRESS CHARGES for theft. NO PRE-SALES over the PHONE unless OTHERWISE STATED:

* Numbers will be issued to attendees on a fist-come, first-served basis;
** Entry to the premises will be closely managed due to size of home and the volume, quality and rareness of estate belongings to assure no there are
no accidents/breakage;
*** Premises & Belongings will be discretely monitored for everyone's safety and absolutely ALL totes/large purses will be checked-in upon entry and
can be picked up post purchases (no exceptions).
**** Shoplifters will be prosecuted!
^ Keep our sales orderly! Do not ‘dump’ items out of things, if you move something put it back!
^^ BE RESPECTFUL to one another. No need to be ugly or rude to another customer. If we feel you continue to have aggressive behavior or don’t use your ‘MANNERS’ we will ask you to leave.
^^^ Happy Treasure Hunting!
^^^^ Parking — Can ONLY park on ONE side of the street Park on side of street that house is located on.
^^^^^ Do not block driveways or mailboxes please.


ALL SALES FINAL WE accept CASH, Plastic (Debit/Credit) – additional 3% fee on all credit cards. You can choose how to pay. We accept CASH/CREDIT – Debit run as credit (add 3% on all cards) and Come prepared to take your items home SAME DAY.

**** Because of the many people who attend our sales, questions re: individual items are very hard to answer —- just come to the sale!
**** For insurance purposes, staff members are not able to carry heavy/large items for you. You MUST arrange for your own people to carry/load/deliver your items.
**** We price ‘to sell’ first day and throughout the length of the sale.

**** Simple Finds Estate Sales is not responsible for accidents nor is the home owner. You enter at your own risk, and in doing so, we have no liability for injury or damage to you or any items on your person.
**** Bring bags/totes/boxes/newspapers for wrapping — to help with your items. We do not provide these.

If we SELL OUT of items before end of sale time, we will close the sale down early.

We APPRECIATE our customers – and thank you for coming to our estate sales!

*^*^*^ Please note – owners may remove items that were originally part of the sale for whatever reason. We apologize if this happens. We know you come for certain items.

^*^*^*^* We try our best to make sure we are as accurate as possible with our photos and advertising

Questions can be directed to Sal at (678) 691-4524 OR at 404-217-4930
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Sale re-scheduled due to major Metro Atlanta event

(I-85 Bridge Collapse)

Additional photos to be posted upto new start date

Thursday, April 27th 2017 starts Phase 1 of 2

This sale description was copied from EstateSales.NET on 11/21/2017 (119-169-5:29:02 PM). Please check there for accurate up-to-date information (80-54).


ALL Reasonable Offers Considered - MANY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED!!


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This estate offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire very rare and exquisite items for collectors & entertainers that will

most certainly make you the envy of your social circle!

The estate has accumulated these heirlooms beginning with the grandparents in New York City with several decades of acquisitions from personal travels across the globe including locations all over Europe, Africa, Asia, and Hong Kong. 


The inventory includes:

  • Cut Glass collectibles such as lamps, vases, handle pitchers (some over 200 years old)
  • China such as Royal Doulton, Coalport, and others - most of them in sets of 12 place settings
  • Crystal & Glass Stemware - most of them in sets of 12
  • Linens, Curtains, and
  • Women's gowns - beaded, sequenced, and even some with fur
  • Large Swarovski, Waterford crystal collection with many retired pieces

We will be offering a 1/2 day Dealer Preview - a true preview on Wednesday, April 5th (no purchases this day, no exceptions) to welcome our Scott's Antiques' followers


     Throughout the halls of this estate, the influence of the McLaurin family is palpable in every way. While all members of the lineage are worth mentioning for their accomplishments, inside the home, the history of a few McLaurin’s is present in such a way that you can physically hold it, and just maybe, take it home with you, and have the success and love that emanates from this family bleed into your’ life. Both the late Benjamin F. McLaurin’s, and his son, the late Benjamin P. McLaurin’s presence and achievements can be seen. Mr. B. F. McLaurin joined the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first Union owned and operated by African Americans to be recognized by the Federal Government, in 1926, and served later as a vice president, national secretary, international field organizer and supervisor of the Eastern zone. He continued to be extremely influential in the areas of politics, race, and particularly, labor. He was known as an honorable man, and an even more virtuous husband, and there is a laundry list of Associations, Councils, Committees, Foundations, and Boards that Mr. McLaurin rose to hold positions in. His ability to ingrain himself in the changing tide of social justice is something his children wouldn’t forget.

     After their young lives started to bear the fruit of adulthood, Mr. Mclaurin’s children started to make a name for themselves, regardless of their father's reputation. Benjamin P. received an English degree from Morehouse College in 1969, and never looked back. Becoming infatuated with the environment, he gained a position as the first Director of Career Placement at the college, eventually, rising through the ranks to become the Director of Career Services for the Business Administration and Economics Division. Along with three other gentlemen, they founded a program that would eventually send hundreds of students overseas to business hot spots, in fact, McLaurin’s efforts alone sent hundreds of young adults to Wall Street internships, which is practically unheard of. Ben considered himself to be fond of the more refined aspects of life, and was consistently a leader and backer of programs to better his students’ business etiquette, and was known for his cordiality.

     Benjamin loved his sister Dana, who lived together for a significant portion of the later parts of B. P. McLaurin’s life, here in Atlanta. Dana had an extensive career in Administrative Assistance, spanning the likes of John Lindsey’s New York Mayor's Office, to working as an extremely successful and influential Credit Assistant for GE, helping create and fine tune their financial infrastructure. Ben and Dana were recognized entertainers, ceaselessly lining display cabinets, shelves, and their tables, with the finest of China, the most magnificent of stemware, and striking table settings. With the food and drink being no less refined or complex, the McLaurin personality was allowed to shine through, one of humor, compassion, intelligence, and sophistication. As one purveys the rooms and hallways of this estate, one cannot help but feel as if they are taking a walk through African-American history, and have the ability to take some home with them.


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