Palatine Vintage Treasure Hunt! Toys,Dolls,Ephemera,Smalls,Clothes,Books, Oddities! LOADED

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Aug 16
10am to 3pm
Aug 17
10am to 3pm


We do not give pricing in advance of the sale. There will be no pre-sales or previews.

Our numbers are passed out 1/2 hour before we open. You must be present to get a number, and also be present when your number is called.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express all cheerfully accepted over $20 at no additional charge. No personal checks.

Shoppers must be able to remove their purchases by themselves during sale hours; we do not have "muscle" available.

Everything is sold as-is, where-is. All sales are final.

*** We don't give out prices in advance of the sale. No presales. ***



The fabulous estate of an enthusiastic saver and collector, this house is LOADED with vintage and antique smalls, a room full of games and toys, dolls, ephemera, Christmas, model trains, vintage women's clothing, a room full of books .... it's pretty epic.

To list everything you'll find in this sale would be endless .... so we'll let the pictures tell the story (and even in the pictures you won't see everything!), but I'll list out some highlights for you:

The front room tables are loaded with vintage awesomeness.  From games to toys, model trains (in 3 scales), Christmas, ephemera, movie posters & lobby cards, scrapbooks, memorabilia, musical instruments, stamp collection books, and a showcase filled with tiny treasures, PLUS a lifesized Santa from a store display.


  • Chein and Ohio Art sand pails
  • Ding a Ling Skyway (with robot)
  • Revell USS Constitution model
  • Renwal Polaris Thomas Jefferson model
  • American Girl crank sewing machine
  • Disney Casey Jr. nursery wall train
  • Disney puzzles, a Mickey Mouse PIzza Party game, Disney Peter Pan Coloforms
  • Boxed Tyco, Lionel, Althearn model trains
  • Vintage Christmas decor 
  • Vintage Halloween trick-or-treat bags
  • LIFESIZE Harold Gale Store Display Santa 
  • THE coolest plastic "boot prints" of Santa that says "Santa Was Here"
  • One Sheet Movie Posters & 11 x 14 Lobby Cards from the 80s. Dozens of them. Notable one sheet titles to call out: "Blowout", "Superman II", "Excalibur", "Tarzan the Ape Man" .... lobby cards cover several different movies including "Rollover", "Ragtime", "Diner", "Superman II", "Time Bandits", "Quest for Fire", and more.
  • SuperMag teenybopper magazines!
  • Spectacular high school & college scrapbooks. Stuffed. As in, break-the-binding stuffed. Best we've had in ages. 1930s.
  • Sorority and Fraternity dance cards from the early 30s.  2 thick cups and saucers from Kappa Epsilon Tau.
  • Pamphlets and brochures from lots of interesting things, 30s through 50s mostly. Spectacular greeting cards.
  • Complete set of Holtzman's "Sports Classics" autographed books.
  • A couple school trumpets, a great Ludwig tambourine MIB, a couple tuning forks.
  • A vintage EKO aucoustic guitar
  • University of Illinois early 30s yearbooks, several 1920s Riverside High School yearbooks, all with great Art Deco graphics.
  • Commemorative stamp albums.
  • Signed Fran Tarkenton football
  • Vintage Jimmy Connor, Chris Evert, Bobby Riggs tennis rackets
  • Two extremely rare Effanbee "Romance of American Fashion" dolls with their booklets and boxes. Wow.
  • Showcase treasures include some sterling, vintage compacts, an early Vogue Ginny with her curlers, a fabulous Brienz Swiss carved and jointed wood doll, signed George Montgomery photo with trick rope(!), spectacular vintage hankies including a Tamis O'Keefe and Carol Tait, MIB Microsoft Zune, a letter signed by Mayor Cermak .... and much more.

There are more dolls in the doll room, including:

  • an antique porcelain French fashion doll who unfortunately is a victim of attic air, but her porcelain parts are excellent and she is gorgeous. Ready for recovery.
  • Also, a large porcelain face Morimura Brothers baby doll,
  • an Ideal Blessed Event,
  • an adorable Horsman Gold Medal baby doll,
  • a vintage Lenci,
  • a Wendy Ann in equestrian outfit,
  • some Ginny-sized outfits,
  • a bit of vintage plush
  • .... nice finds.

The kitchen is an explosion of great stuff: great vintage glassware and barware, boxed Currier & Ives dinnerware and accessory pieces, table top, serving ware, utensils, gadgets, storage, cookware, some Pyrex, Tupperware, a fabulous violet melamine set ... it's everywhere, plentiful, and fabulous.

Then there's the book room. An entire room of books -- hard covers, soft covers, sets, literature, fiction, non-fiction, history, military, music, cookbooks, gardening, some leather-bound collector's society titles, a couple Easton Press, lots of self-help, lots of kids books, lots of puzzle and game books, lots of lots of lots of books!

We have a Christmas room! Decor, trimmings, lights, garlands, ornaments, some linens .... good pickings.

We have closets of clothing including amazing vintage finds -- some great shift dresses, tops, coats, cocktail dresses, hostess outfits, shoes .... even some cute 50s & 60s era kid's coats and outfits.

Don't miss the game rooms! Loaded floor to ceiling with games from the 50s through the 80s. Buy back your childhood! Family had girls and boys, so there's a great variety. Also: puzzles including many sealed jigwaw puzzles. Plus models, educational games, a snowcone maker, a few Tonka trucks.

Move on to the office, filled with supplies AND vintage video game consoles and game cartridges. Atari, Nintendo, Intellivision.

.... and then there's the garage!  If the kitchen is an explosion of stuff, the garage is like a supernova. Good heavens, there's a lot of stuff in the garage! Tons of great educational games and toys (for elementary age), more toys, more games, more kitchen stuff, sewing stuff, crafting stuff ..... some lawn and garden tools .... it's packed.

And in the basement -- some interesting finds including antique school desks, a fabulous child's wicker chaise, a very old rocking horse that needs TLC, a HUGE set of antlers, a modest tool room ..... everywhere in this house you'll find something interesting!

It's a fabulous sale -- don't miss it, empty the van, borrow a truck, bring a friend to watch your piles (because you are going to make major piles here), we have some boxes but you'll want to bring some just in case.

Open 10 - 3 both days. Our numbers at 9:30. A watched list can be started and we'll use it for the queue when we pass out numbers, BUT you must be there when we call you for a number, and you must be there when your number is called, or you'll lose your spot.

... and, as always, a Kiss on your way out the door.


Sale PictureChein & Ohio Art Sand Pails, American Girl crank sewing machine, vintage games, Data Man, Testors Go-Hi plane MIP, tin toys, dribble glass, magic cards, Disney Casey Jr. Train wall train (behind the sewing machine)Vintage toys include: Renwal Polaris Thomas Jefferson model, Revell USS Constitution model, still shink-wrapped, Hot Wheels Baja Cutoff race set, Ding-A-Linggs Super Return Space Skyway with robot.Tyco, Lionel, Althearn model trains, vintage hankies, some vintage fragranceHO scale, N scale, O scale trainsVintage Christmas, blown glass tree toppers, plastic mistletoe, Christmas stencils, W. German paper bowl, Santa candy containervintage Christmas garland and decorSanta Was Here! vintage plastic footprint set1980s movie posters & lobby cards, paper Halloween trick or treat bags, 80s SuperMag teenage magazinesNotable one sheet titles to call out: "Blowout", "Superman II", "Excalibur", "Tarzan the Ape Man" .... lobby cards cover several different movies including "Rollover", "Ragtime", "Diner", "Superman II", "Time Bandits", "Quest for Fire", and more.Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureVintage ice bucketFabulous 1930s school scrapbooksScrapbooks are STUFFED!Northern Tissue girl and other advertising artwork sets.Tole Craft paint by number tissue box still in the box! Vintage kitchen wall appliques. Thick restaurant ware cups and saucers from 1930s sorority house. Uncle Sam mini jug, Pickard gold candle holders, Nippon camel vaseEphemrea, vintage greeting cards, Blue Ridge Betsy pitcher, a book of the old Travel Mats (diner place mat) from around the country, fun booklets and pamphlets.Weighted sterling. Full set of Holtzman Sports Classics autographed books. Fabulous 1920s felt school advertising beanie.Clocks to repair/restoreSchool trumpets, Ludwig tamborine mint in box, old Zither, drumsticks, tuning forks.Sale PictureYearbooks from University of Illinois and Riverside/Brookfield High School from the 20s & 30s.Sale PictureFran Tarkenton signed footballCommemorative Stamp collectionsWOW WOW WOW!  Harold Gale Santa!Lifesized Store Display Santa!Wilson Jimmy Connor, Chris Evert & Bobby Riggs wood tennis racketsRARE Effanbee "Romance of American Fashions" dolls in boxVintage EKO acoustic guitarSale PictureSale PictureSpectacular very vintage Inuit doll in sealskin with leather and beaded gloves.Needs a little foot TLC.Showcase includes 2 Lladros and a 1930s homecoming pin.Georgine Novelty doll pair: Hansel & GretelBrienz Swiss Hand-Carved and jointed wood doll. Vintage Vogue Ginny with her box of curlers! An adorable doll curler set, a Vogue Dolls wrapped bar of soap!The amazing hand-carved detail of the Brienz dollSale PictureSigned McGuire Sisters and George Montgomery pictures (his with trick rope)Sterling piecesSterling collector spoonsTamis O'Keefe hankieCarol Tait hankieHow great is this??? A Junior Pilot hankie from American AirlinesSuper 1930s-era tropical hankieHand-painted hankieA bunch of vintage tin clickers!Nice blown glass ornaments -- bear, owl.

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