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John Smith Estate Sale

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  • The address for this sale in Benton Harbor, MI 49022 will no longer be shown since it has already ended.
Aug 19
8am to 4pm
Aug 20
8am to 4pm

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Cash only. Not responsible for accidents. All books, globes and majority of bookends are in the basement. We have boxes to carry the heavy items.
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John Smith was known as the "Bookend Guy", but he collected much more than that.  He loved to travel all over to estate sales, auctions and antique stores to buy globes, books, postage stamps, post cards, military pics and more.  The pictures will show most of the items.  Enough to give you an idea. 

BOOKENDS:  There are thousands of bookends from J.B. Jennings Brothers, Armor Bronze, Bradley & Hubbard, Pompeian Bronze, vintage cast iron, cast iron painted, frosted glass, glass, porcelain, bronzed metal, marble, ivory, carved wood, PMC Metal and several more.  They are organized by theme.  Such as, dogs, horses, ships, sailboats, pirates, historical figures, historical buildings, western themed, lions, elephants, thinkers, business advertisers, sports  misc. animals, birds, eagles, bells, nautical, globe bookends, irons, bronzed baby shoes, people, fish, kittens/cats, trains, cars, Spanish theme, and African theme.  

GLOBES:. There are several hundred globes from small tin/metal banks to large floor globes.  We have globes prior to 1945, several that say Persia which is before 1935 in all conditions and sizes.  Our favorite is a rare oversized 1940's Denoyer-Geppert instructional military globe. Other brand names include Replogle, Rand McNally & Co.s and Cram's Imperial.

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BOOKS:  We have around 5,000 books arranged on shelves.  From Almanacs, Old large Holy Bible, other religious books, philosophy, medical, literature, history, all wars, National Geographic magazines and books, Life magazines and books, Encyclopedias, radio, art, biographies, sports, cookbooks, interior design, wildlife, Shakespeare, automobile, childrens and fiction to name some.  They date back to late 1700's and several first editions. There are lots of newspaper clippings that are over 100 years old, magazines and other Collectible and periodicles.   Scrapbooks as well.  All books are priced to sell.  THEY MUST GO!

POSTCARDS: We have hundreds of postcards most not used.  Most are in shoe boxes to look through or nicely organized in scrapbooks. All eras and themes.

STAMPS:  Large number of stamps on boxes and books.  

RECORDS:  1000 plus records from 1940 to 2000.  All types of music.  All must go.  Priced to sell.

FRAMED OVAL MILITARY PICTURES:  There are several military pictures that are carved wood with eagles and have the convex bubble glass.

FRAMED PAINTINGS/PRINTS/MIRRORS:  There are a couple hundred FRAMED art from portraits, Landscapes, Seascapes, Floral, Religious, city scenes, Military, Nautical, and wildlife.  There are watercolors, oil paintings, photographs and prints. Many of these were purchased for the gorgeous antique frames. There are several frames without pictures.  All sizes.  The mirrors come in several sizes.  Some are very have and are between 75 to 100 years old and are in great shape.  There is a John Wayne mirror and a Red Dog Brewery mirror.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE: There are several sets of items.  A matching bernhardt french provincial dining room table and 3 leafs with six chairs and buffet , a set of 2 matching chest of drawers with granite tops that match a queen size bed not assembled for easy delivery that are from the early 1900's, there are several bookcases including a walnut 3 section barrister bookcase and 2 part barrister in metal.  The is a matching blonde mid- century dresser set without mirror and another bedroom set that has base with headboard that has doors for a queen size bed, a long dresser with mirror that matches tall dresser from 1950's that is in great shape, there is an a sewing machine in table with chair, tobacco end tables, magazine racks, black desk with end tables, Primitive enamel top farmers table, at least 20 chests.  Many are from the military. Several standing ashtrays and 3 smoke stations, 20 lamps for table tops and standing, several misc night stands, misc antique chairs, misc matching 100 year old wood chairs, antique wood high chair, bassinet, headboard for twin bed, two orange vinyl vintage chairs from the 50's and more.

CHINA/GLASSWARE: There are at least 20 different sets of China.  Several plated silver sets, tea cups, tea pots, wine glasses and more.  There is pottery, vases, porcelain figurines, bowls, and much more.  There is rare utensils in the dollar container.  

Several old irons, trays including coca cola, large wood boats, world fair items and much more.  





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