1/2 Off Saturday! Artist, travelers & 3+ generations of books toys jewelry tools /travel posters

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Jun 21
9:30am to 3pm
Jun 22
9:30am to 3pm


!!! CASH ONLY !!!
1/2 price all day Saturday - we open at 9:30, numbers at 9:00
We will honor a watched list if held by the first person in line.

NOTE: Because of space limitations, there will be a separate entrance to the basement. When your number is up, you can choose to enter the basement or the house - this isn't ideal, but the only way to safely manage the basement entrance.

Bring help to move and load heavy items - we can't assist with moving large items.
This is an old home with lots of stairs. It's tight in spaces so please be patient with us and other shoppers.

This house is packed! The tables you see in pics will be overflowing as we continue to uncover items. Please see detailed description below for a list of items.

We are conducting this sale for our long-time neighbors who are overwhelmed by the amount of collections left behind by parents & grandparents. This will be a fun sale with lots of unusual and harder to find items. The house is LOADED!

!!! CASH ONLY !!!

Previous owners were world travelers... a WWII Iwo Jima veteran and engineer and a prolific artist who exhibited regularly at the Old Town Art Fair and in Art Institute of Chicago exhibitions during the 1950s-80s. So many unique items left behind by generations of collectors.

Original art - oil & watercolor, a huge stack of unframed pieces & some framed -Artist: J. Dougherty, Watt, Montgomery, etc.

2 MCM butterfly chairs with original fabric

Vintage Travel posters  - Stan Galli New England, Spain TWA, Italy Guy Georget, Swissair Middle East - original, more from 1960-70s

Antique & vintage books - from 1800s to present with some first editions, several sets and pairs of bookends

Vintage toys - Matchbox, Lesney, Corgi, Dinky, Tootsie Toy, Fort Apache, marbles, old Arcade cast iron, Lionel & Marx trains/tracks, race tracks, board games, puzzles

Antique Rand McNally c. 1920 Terrestrial Full Mount Globe 12 in. on claw & ball tripod iron stand

Antique Menominee fan & GE Electric fan - both working!

*Pre-Columbian Chupicuaro, Nayarit, Chiriqui, Mesoamerica pottery & figural fragments*

Vintage Mexican redware & terra cotta pottery, handblown colored glassware and folk art

Vintage postcards, maps, travel books & memorabilia

Vintage postage stamps from 1880s-present

Vintage tribal masks & carvings from African continent

Vintage Asian dishes, vases, urn, carved bookends

Vintage Argentina & South American folk art & carvings, ceremonial vest with toucan feathers/beak

Vintage electronics - Heath Kit, Garrard, Zenith bakelite radio, candlestick telephone, Oscilloscope, HAM radio + headphones, wood MCM style speakers

Atari 5200 with original box and many games - other vintage game consoles too

Antique 1880 Richter Architectural building blocks - huge boxed set with all instructions & plans

Christian Becker NY Chainomatic balance scale

WWII Polaroid Goggles with lenses

Antique train lanterns, coach lights

Vintage marbles

Cast iron & family scales

Fiesta, USA, English ironstone, Delft, Haviland, Arzberg Germany, Russell Wright, Meakin, & more dishes

Waterbury Scotia Mantel clock & Seth Thomas Bronze Beehive Sonora Chime mantel clock

vintage Baldwin Acrosonic upright piano

vintage sewing & notions, including glass buttons, picture buttons, some military buttons, carved buttons from 1800s-early 1900

Victorian parasol, lace fan, handpainted fans from Spain & Asia

antique celluloid easter rabbit (2) and stork baby rattle

antique & vintage costume jewelry, glass, bakelite, Schiaparelli, vintage pinback buttons & medals, keys, lots of small collectibles

antique bottles, tins, cans, boxes with advertising

antique & vintage perfume, perfume bottles, apothecary bottles

vintage papers, ads, magazines, manuscripts - many in German from mid 1800s

19th century photos, daguerrotypes, tintypes in ornate cases

vintage pens, pencils, knives

sterling silver and silverplate items, including napkin rings, Georg Jensen sterling cheese plane

Lalique Sparrow bird / Roseville pottery 

vintage crocks - Uhl, Redwing, Crown, Buckeye 

1893 Columbian Exposition and 1933 Century of Progress items

vintage linens, blankets, tablecloths, placemats, hand towels, handkerchiefs & scarves, mens ties, victorian lace and fabric, feed sack quilt topper

Bernina 801 sewing machine in carrying case 

Schwinn Collegiate 5 speed

Arthur Ashe, Rod Laver signed tennis racket cover + several more prof tennis signature

Antique Eastlake and victorian furniture & lighting - marble topped dressers and tables, roll top desk, blanket chest, side tables

Retro chrome kitchen table + 2 chairs

Garden & garage items

several sets nice vintage wood skis

vintage tools, hardware

vintage Royal typewriter, vintage slide projectors / slides / 8mm film reels 

and lots of dirty dig basement stuff, including wood multi-drawer cabinet, work benches, cigar boxes, wood boxes, woodworking tools, workbench with grinder, instruction manuals, art supplies and project furniture!


Sale PictureSale PictureWaterbury clock, Rand McNally Globe, Baldwin Acrosonic upright piano, oriental lampsjumbo vintage demijohn bottle, antique ball & claw side table, dining room set19th & early 20th century books, Seth Thomas all brass HEAVY clock, Boston Terrier cast iron dogvintage sheet music, more bookszenith bakelite radio, paper ephemera, cast iron scale w/ weights, primitives, more booksDietz Railroad lanterns, vintage bugle, metronomes, tinsAnton Sipos original art + petite secretary deskLionel & Marx trains, American Flyer, coal loader, pullmanlionel trains + vintage models, magic sets, chemistry setsstack of vintage toys, soldiers, military vehicles, toy gunsoriginal box Atari 5200 + games and moreOscilloscopeChainomatic balance scaleSale Picture1930s clarinet with award patches + medals Lane TechIt Works! Heath Kit stereo componentsNo mark on this Art Nouveau clock - Seth Thomas?Fiesta, Mexican handblown glass sets, Depression glass & vintage kitchenblue & white china, canister & condiment sets, Delft, KLM, blue & white china, Delft, canister & condiment sets, dining room hutchantique wrought iron fireplace tools with owl handles!German barometertrain lights & signalsoriginal box Matchbox series cars, army jeeps, schuco matchbox & tootsie toys in vintage Matchbox Series caseold marblesEnglish ironstone, dry sink, German porcelain, original artpre-columbian chupicuaro pottery from Mexico stored in glass cabinet for 50+ yearsnice primitive 2pc hutch with glass front filled with pottery & folk artvintage Mexican terra cotta & redware potteryvintage ethnic pieces - travel souvenirs from Asia, India, Central & South Americaplaster relief from old Greek restaurant, Asian artifacts & dishesVictorian / Eastlake furnitureAntique secretary Marble topped commode / wash stand would make a nice vanity! Eastlake / Victorian marble topped dresserVictorian glove dresservintage Garrard turntables & Heath Kit electronics, vinyls, ethnic curiositiesc. 1920 Rand McNally 12 in Full Mount Terrestrial Globe w/ Horizon & Tripod claw & ball feet. Dusty but incredible and hard to find.Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale Picturevictorian lace, handpainted Spanish & Oriental fansSale Pictureantique easel, iron pieces, garden, project furniture, project wood, camp chairsvintage Mexican pottery, pre-columbian pottery, ceremonial vest with toucanjust a hint of the jewelryvintage basket purses, king headboard shelf, quilted wall hangingloads of really great bookslinens! including unfinished handmade grandmothers flower garden quilt topperSale Pictureantique celluloid easter rattle, basket and stork rattleamazing multi drawer cabinet, art s& painting suppliesantique amber bottlesmid century modern butterfly chair frames with slingsFind of the day...Menominee original and untouched fan from the 1920-30s. It works!Stacks! Original art - oils, watercolors, ink, block prints, charcoaloriginal art from 1959 Art Institute of Chicago Exhibit titled "Elevated West" - L tracks in ChicagoPro Tennis greats signed racket cover with Arthur Ashe, Rod Laver and more

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