We have 2 collections in this Estate Sale:
1. The Precious Collection
"Originally owned by Mrs. Jack Mann Williams, or Precious, and curated by her husband, stories about this collection have appeared in the NY Times and LA Times. This is the last of the collection, as Precious passed away on September 30, 2015. Her husband, Jack, passed away in 2010. Therefore, it is left to me, their daughter, to find new homes for their treasures.
Lynn Hirschberg quoted my father as saying, "You are looking at a life." in reference to this collection. I would argue that you are looking at two lives, as the building and managing of this collection was as much as passion for him as it was for her. While many pieces have been sold throughout the years, she kept a number of her favorites stored away. There also are a number of items without labels that may have been custom made specifically for her or samples from fashion shows. In addition, many of the garments do not contain size labels. Any items containing "(est.)" in the size means that the garment is missing the size label, and its size was estimated using similar pieces.
As with any used clothes, most of the garments are not perfect and may have stains or small moth holes. Such issues will be noted in the listings and taken into account in the pricing. Cleaners and tailors familiar with vintage clothing may be able to correct these imperfections. Given the number of items in my mother's estate, I have not had any of the clothing laundered. Thus, do not be surprised if the garments are musky, as many of them were in storage."
You can view the entire collection:
2. Rare & Antique book collection, many 1st editions. 90% of the books are priced at $5 each. Volume sets are sold together, we will not break up a set. Over 200 books, not all are listed below, but all of them are shown in the picture section.
Both collections are From non-smokers homes.
Partial List of Books:
Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad 1927
Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 3181.
the King's General, Daphne du Mauier 1946
The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck 1944
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens 1945
Ten Girls, Dickens 1905
Little Master Pieces: Franklin 1898, Ruskin 1898, William Thackery1909, Carlyle 1909
Boy Scout Books
Girl Scout Books
Cyrano De Bergerac, Edmond Rostand 1898
Little Blue Hood, Thomas Miller
The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope 1894
The Brownies, Juliana Horatian Ewing1946
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain 1946
The Story of Davy Crockett, Enid Lamonte Meadowcroft 1952
Arabic Primer, Farhat Ziadeh 1949
Arabic Grammar, G.W. Thatcher
Elias Modern Dictionary Arabic English 3rd edition
The Border Legion, Zane Grey 1916
Common School Question Book, Craig 1892
The Last Trail, Zane Grey 1909
A Girl Of The Limberlost, Gene Stratton Porter1909
The Bobbsey Twins At School, Laura Lee Hope1941
Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton 1944
precious Bane, Mary Webb 1926
rhe Perfect Tribute, Andrews 1906
Wordsworths Poetic Works
Cabinet of History 1831
Baddeley's Highlands of Scotland 1881
old Mortality, Sir Walter Scott 1948
Salmagundi, Langstaff 1835
The Lady of the Lake, Sir Walter Scott 1871
the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, Fielding 1949
Just added to the sale:
Rack of newer clothes, ladies shoes, purses & jeans - these items are $5 each, 5 for $20 ( located in the kitchen).
bins of used clothing (not vintage) located on the deck are $1 per piece, 12 for $10.
A few sterling silver items
a few silver plate items