Take an old Dallas Family where the current generation is sixth- or seventh-generation native-Dallasite. Find letters that talk about the move from the family home that was at the corner of Lamar and Commerce and had been built from timbers brought by oxcart from Jefferson, Texas. Add in newer furniture, older paintings, furs and stuff and you have our latest sale this weekend.
Of course, it would have been great to see all the stuff that has been discarded over the time since the 1850’s, but this sale has a unique group of “remains”. The family has down-sized several times over the years and the sale reflects those things that they really wanted to keep which we now gets to sell – a copper lined dry sink, hand- made chest, some books, older artwork, etc. Combine this with what seems to have been the owner’s passion for entertaining and you get what we call a TRUE ESTATE SALE:
· Five sets of china reflect the owner’s passion for Lenox
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· New comfortable sofas and chairs combined with older accent pieces
· Lots of table linens and hand-work
· Newer hand-tied Oriental rugs (apparently the Family is keeping the really old ones)
· Clothes and furs
· Records (LP’s, 78’s and 45’s in one closet)
· American Brilliant Period cut glass mixed in with current Waterford and 50’s Fostoria
· The collection of sports memorabilia including programs from the Tennessee/Texas Cotton Bowl in 1953, Dallas Texans Vs. Detroit Lions in 1952 and lots of others.
· Early Dallas ephemera including menus from the Blackstone Hotel, items from the Zodiac Room, Dallas Operetta (Summer Musical) programs and more.
There is also an interesting collection from the late 30’s and early war years of movie photographs. Yes, memories of writing to the stars and getting back a “signed” photograph or a publicity shot. Some are actually signed and specifically directed to “Carolyn” who was the collector and whose estate is being liquidated. Boris Karloff, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck and lots that are only those you may have heard of when watching late night movies.
All in all, a fun sale. It is also one of the cleanest we have found in a while. Even the Pyrex in the kitchen was as clean as what you find new in stores.