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Vintage designer clothing; shoes, Antique book collection

  • Estate Sale

  • The address for this sale in Sterling, VA 20166 will no longer be shown since it has already ended.
Oct 20
9am to 4pm
Oct 21
9am to 4pm
Oct 22
9am to 4pm
Oct 23
10am to 4pm

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Cash & credit cards only. Not responsible for Accidents. The books that are in a volume set are sold as a set (we will not break up sets).
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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 316.

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








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