Eclectic Artists' Estate (Beatles for RocknRoll McDonalds) Mad Men, Mid-Century, All Vintage

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Oct 26
9am to 3pm
Oct 27
9am to 3pm


ALL SALES ARE FINAL, THERE ARE NO RETURNS, INSPECT ALL ITEMS BEFORE PURCHASING. NO PRE SALES!!!! NOTE: WE DO NOT GIVE OUT PRICING INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE SALE, SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK!!!! Payment: Cash and Checks over $50 accepted. DO NOT PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY OF ANY OF THE HOMES...these are reserved for staff and for loading of items into vehicles. PLEASE - DO NOT BLOCK NEIGHBORS' DRIVEWAYS. No Food or Drinks inside, No Pets! We are not responsible for accidents. Numbers given out at 8:30 a.m. (if needed). No posting of lists on the property. Customers can start a list with each person putting only their own name on it. PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to limit the amount of people in the house at one time for safety & security of our client's home, property and possessions for which we are responsible. Those who violate that security will be asked to leave. Bring your own muscle and vehicle for moving large items!!! PLEASE, please respect the neighbors and our client's home. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entrance to anyone at any time for any reason.





PLEASE Read TERMS AND CONDITIONS will see No Pre-Sales and No Pricing Given Out Ahead of Time. Many people are calling and emaling with these requests and our terms are stated above.  Thank you.


NOTE: This house is super jammed packed and there will be many items not priced, so please be patient. We are digging through piles and piles but you may have to do some digging yourself.


WE ARE LOOKING for part-time help for week day setups of sales. Please email if interested.


Looking for the unusual, the unique, the eclectic, and/or the practical?  IT IS HERE!!!! Oh yes, we have never seen such a variety of items in one place. 


We are please to present this amazing sale of the estate of two talented artists....Genevieve Ruberti and Vasco Ruberti, who studied at the Art Institute and did some amazing work, here in Chicago and elsewhere.  Genevieve made the sculpture of the Beatles and Veronica and Archie (oh yes, and Elvis) at the Rock n Roll McDonald's, and her husband Vasco Ruberti, was an accomplished wood carver and also did sculptures for Disney, made the original Joe Camel, dinosaurs for the Field Museum and many more pieces. We will have a collage posted at the sale that will show you many of the wonderful pieces these wonderfully talented artists have made in the past. They also traded art with other artists, and we may have some unusual pieces at this sale.

There is also a great selection of Mid-Century Modern furniture, full bedroom set AMERICAN by Martinsville!!! (super cool!) with quite a few matching pieces to that set that can be used in many ways and for other areas, including a dining room buffet, a great PLYCRAFT! leather and curved teak wood chair with ottoman, Herman Miller fiberglass shell chairs, Tulip table with fiberglass chairs (chair and table bases need some work), small mid-century slat bench, lots of VERY cool mid-century lamps, antique secretary/desk in nice condition, and lots more.

We have two smaller sized harps, really nice!  Attention WOOD WORKERS:  we have sets of sculpting/wood carving tools.  There are Asian fans,  parasol, ceramic items, figurines and costumed dolls, a collection of dragons, African masks, Capodimonte, carvings from Kenya, KPM figurines and others.


We have LOTS and LOTS of books of all types and genres, including but not limited to...Romance Novels, Folk Tale books, History Based books, Craft books, Hair Styling books and many, many others. There are books in many locations throughout the house.

We also have lots of VINTAGE TOYS and games, Elvis doll in box plus others, Robot, a box of Matchbook vintage cars Made In England.  We also have a large collection of various books and items related to Star Trek Items, Dr. Who, Anime, new type magazines in Japanese, Fan Fic's, Robotech comics, gothic magazines, science fiction and various items of that nature.  There are some Ninja Turtle and other vintage comics, magazines, old advertising, huge amount of old tins and we are just starting to uncover more things this week and will go into next week.

We quite a bit of Christmas including some great vintage items and a selection of Nutcrackers (many from Germany).

In the garage we have some hunting/camo/fishing items, including camo by Columbia, and blaze orange by Winchester. Some fishing tackle. 

There is a room full of dolls of all types and sizes, from large walking type doll to Barbies, Asian dolls, porcelain dolls, lots of Barbie clothes and accessories whch we are trying to sort, but you may be digging through these! 

There are all sorts of art pieces, some very unusual, a unique brightly painted box signed by Bob Lee, unique decor items, carved and sculptures of all types.  We have vintage kitchen and household (many small appliances from the 60's and 70's in original boxes) beautiful glassware including Depression, lovely Cambridge blue candlesticks and bowl set, so many sets of china (including Franciscan Ivy pattern)......GREAT selection of vintage bar ware including some really cool owl glasses, Seagram's pitcher, great cocktail glasses, you name it.  There are two lovely pieces of Higgins glass in turquoise. We have women's clothing including a vintage bridal dress and veil, shoes, purses, men's hats, large selection of vintage costume jewelry (even have some very cool men's cufflinks). 

We have posted lots of photos so far, and will be posting more as we go along with setup this week and next, along with more descriptions of what is all here as we discover.  There may be some digging at this sale, we most likely will not be utilizing the basement so space is tight and you will have to be patient, as we can only let in so many people at one time as this is a one story home.  You won't be disappointed at this one, and you will find something here that you will not find any other place!  MANY UNUSUAL ITEMS HERE FOR SURE!!

 PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK during the weeks of 10/14 and 10/21 and you will see a lot more of what will be available.



Lovely handmade mosaic table by the artist Genevieve RubertiOne of many mid-century lampsLovely antique dresser/secretaryOne of many locations of books, books and more books.We have records - LPs and 78's.....Two great pieces of Higgins glass!Sale PictureSale PictureSmaller size mid-century slat benchOne of many matching mid-century furniture pieces....buffet or ???Sale PictureSale PictureVery cool black and white patio set, currently in screened in porchHerman Miller fiberglass shell chairsSale PictureMany sculptures by the artistsSale PictureSale PicturePlycraft Eames era teak and leather chair and ottomanSale PictureMore great mid-century lampsSale PictureLarge, very solid rocker!Sale PictureSmall harp and we have an even smaller one!Sale PictureNice mid-century table, chairs not in good condition.Sale PictureNice solid high boy and we have a matching dresserSale PictureSale PictureGreat mid-century bookcase, multiple use piece, lovely!!Headboard for mid-century bedroom setSale PictureSale PictureThis is two separate pieces!Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureTwo full sets of turquoise blue Samsonite vintage luggageSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureTeak ice bucket and more!Many carving and sculpting toolsSale PictureSale PicturePhotos of some of the models Vasco Ruberti made for various companiesSale PictureSale PictureGreat antique bronze horse lamp - needs rewiringSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSet of gnome platesSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureMatchbox case filled with vintage carsSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureWe have a whole collection of dragonsSale PictureSale PictureKPM figurinesSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureQuite a few Wilton pans plus cookie cutters and lots of baking itemsSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureGreat vintage Seagram's pitcherSale PictureTins, tins and more tinsSale PictureMore great mid-century lampsSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureGroovy 70's items galoreSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSculpture by Genevieve RubertiSale Picture

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