FRIDAY IS OUR LAST DAY. EVERYTHING $50 OR LESS IS 50% OFF.
The rest? Bring us your most thoughtful offers and Let's Make a Deal!
This Mission-architecture home in the heart of Elgin's amazing Historic District has been lovingly cared for by our client for 48 years, and although she has relocated, she has left some wonderful things behind for the sale.
We have some great antique furniture pieces, including a side-by-side desk/glassfront cabinet, some nice chests of drawers, some Victorian and Eastlake-era side tables including an awesome ball and claw with BIG glass ball feet, and 4 of the coolest Heywood Wakefield chairs we've ever offered -- they appear to be military issue, they have fabulous industrial accents, and they're dated pre-war 1938. 4 of them. Great find. Other furniture items include several project pieces, a vintage porch swing, an old willow garden bench, a mossy garden bench ... and more.
We have a beautifully-preserved Victrola -- it does work and the sound is awesome BUT (and I'm thinking this is a simple fix) it doesn't lock in to keep the turntable turning. Speed works, sound is good, there are extra needles and also many records to choose from ... it needs that one fix.
We also have some nice vintage radios including a Majestic floor model that we've been listening to while we're working, and a few tabletop models.
Lots of great smalls on the front tables, including glass, porcelain, several Royal Copley pieces, a small assortment of boxed HO train cars, a little bit of Elgin memorabilia, cool books (favorite for me is a Jockey Guild yearbook), some vintage Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars, and all sorts of novelties and oddities.
Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 3150.
There's a Gene Tunney exercise record, a paper record on which the Shadows of Knight sing “Potato Chip” and some other 45s, and much more.
There's a spectacular oil painting in an even more spectacular frame over the fireplace. There's also a Victorian Hair Art (Mourning) Shadowbox, also wonderfully framed. Wow.
There's some old sheet music (including the original publication of the Lane Tech “Go Lane Go” fight song, 1970s-era Montgomery Ward catalogs, newspaper headlines from 20th century historic events, etc. There are some interesting books.
We love the treadle sewing machine from the Free Sewing company of Rockford Illinois – it is a Mission Style cabinet that has two swinging doors and, when closed, serves as a side or lamp table.
The kitchen is small but has some fun finds including a set of war-era fine china, a really cool Melmac set that's very 60s/70s, and other items.
The tool room has plenty to pick through – hand tools, hardware, and more.
The house has 2 garages, and they'll be fun to rummage around in …. a couple antique farm implements, an old crank corn shucker, lawn and garden tools, project pieces, and idea pieces, such as a full banister and some weathered pieces in interesting shapes that just need your imagination.
4 bikes – a Schwinn, Monark, Husky, and Raleigh.
What else? Lots else! The costume jewelry includes some really nice multi-strand bead necklaces (including one made of pop beads!) and there will be some nice jewelry bags o' fun, and the showcase will have additional tiny treasures including some Britains lead soldiers and a $50 American Eagle gold coin.
So, check out the pictures, know that there's always more than meets the eyes, and get ready for a fun sale in an awesome historic house!
Our number ½ hour before the sale starts. It's our number that get you in the door. A watched list will be honored to queue up for numbers.
We accept cash and also credit cards for purchase of $20 or more.