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Are You a Vintage Expert?

Think you know all there is to know about vintage stuff? Test your skills with this quiz! Searching For a Company Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a Company page to find a company in your area. Find a Company Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

The Ovalian Egg Chair

In part two of the Vintage Comfort Series, we’ll take a peek at one of the most unique (and maybe a touch impractical) chairs out there. I was recently watching Men in Black with my daughter when something caught my eye. In one scene, Agent J can be seen awkwardly trying to fill out paperwork while sitting in an Ovalia Egg Chair! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michael Larsen - (@michaellarsen8) on Nov 19, 2017 at 6:41am PST In 1978, after only ten years of production, the Ovalia Egg Chair fell out of demand and just sort of disappeared. That is until Men in Black hit the theaters. On the official movie poster, Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith can be seen sitting in a pair of Egg Chairs. This limelight caused the chairs to go back into production and have remained so ever since. Whether it’s an Ovalia original or reproduction, if you happen to come across one of these iconic chairs the next time you’re at an estate sale, pick it up! Stay tuned for Part three of the Vintage Comfort Series! Searching For a Company Looking for a company to conduct your sale...

Online Estate Sales

Are you cooped up in the house and missing estate sales? We've got you covered! We are excited to share with you a new sale type called Online Estate Sales that we have released to EstateSales.NET. We hope that this new sale type will allow you to shop estate sales from the comfort of your home! Online Estate Sales are very similar in appearance to traditional sales, except you can contact the estate sale company directly to purchase items in the pictures of the sale. When browsing an online estate sale, click the "Contact To Buy" button to start communication with the company to purchase the item. A green banner across the image will show you the items that are available for purchase. How do you find them? You will start seeing these new Online Estate Sale listings on the city sale list page as well as in your email notifications over the coming days. We encourage you to check back often as items are continuously being added. In addition to shopping the new Online Estate Sales, we also encourage you to check out the EstateSales...

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Welcome to part one of the Vintage Comfort Series! If there's one thing that will throw our entire office into a frenzy, it's when a piece of Eames furniture comes up in one of the sales on our site. There is one piece in particular that really gets our attention though, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. I’ll admit something to you. Up until about six years ago, I had no idea that this chair even existed. Now I keep my eyes peeled at every estate sale I go to in hopes of stumbling across one of these beauties. Although I'm sure as soon as I got it home, I would have to share it with my feline friends. I know, cat claws on a $5000 chair? I cringed too. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mid Century Modern Furniture (@formermodern) on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:47am PST Searching For a Company Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a Company page to find a company in your area. Find a Company Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

Four Vintage Clockmakers to Keep an Eye Out For

A piece from one of these master clockmakers would be a great addition to any home decor. Here are just a few of our favorites: George Nelson Is known as one of the founding fathers of mid-century modern design. In 1947, the iconic “ball clock” came about just like many great ideas do...with your close friends and a few bottles of wine. If you’ve seen a kitchen from the 1950s, chances are you’ve seen one of these beauties. George Nelson is also credited with the creation of the Sling Sofa, Flying Duck Chair, and the Coconut Chair. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mid-Mod & Retro (@midmodandretro) on Aug 30, 2019 at 9:57am PDT Searching For a Company Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a Company page to find a company in your area. Find a Company Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

Estate Sales and The Coronavirus

Estate Sales and the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) 3/31 UPDATE: We are in this together. We've stopped advertising on-location estate sales in states with a "Stay at Home" type order. There are many still listed on the site at the moment, but we are working through the list to unpublish on-location estate sales. Please consider helping estate sale companies by shopping online sales posted on our Estate Sale Marketplace . 3/30 UPDATE: Please follow the orders of your local area. Many areas are now under guidelines related to social distancing and other measures to reduce the spread of the CoronaVirus. Many companies have suspended sales temporarily while others are offering online shopping and/or porch pickup to avoid contact and abide by social distancing recommendations. 3/21 UPDATE: All estate sale companies and estate sale shoppers should be following the orders of your local area. There are many cities and states that have issued orders with regard to getting out in public. PLEASE do not list a sale or attend a sale if it is against orders for your area...

How to Reuse Old Picture Frames

The thought of useful items going into a landfill makes me very sad. That's one of the reasons I love shopping estate sales . I know I'm extending the life of every item I buy. And what a good feeling that is. There are those items that are not so attractive, though, and require a little extra creativity. Picture frames are sometimes one of those things. I've come across many framed photos that, for the life of me, I can't imagine why anyone would have ever enjoyed that hanging on their wall for decades. It's hard to look past that and see the glorious frame that beholds this unpleasant photo. I hope to help you with that today. There are a million and one things you could do with these frames. I'm going to share just a few ideas with you. All of these projects are very simple and cost less than $25 for the frame and supplies. Just a side note: if you don't yet own a staple gun, get one! It's essential for almost all of these DIYs and most craft projects. They're inexpensive and pretty simple to use. Remember, though, safety first...

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas from all of us at EstateSales.NET! We want to wish all of our companies and subscribers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for another wonderful year of estate sales. We couldn't be the website we are without all of you! We had a blast making this year's Christmas Video "The Estate Sale Before Christmas." Give it a watch, and be sure to share it with your friends! Warm Wishes, The EstateSales.NET Team Searching For a Company Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a Company page to find a company in your area. Find a Company Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

Vintage photos, today!

Kids these days have it too easy. With their new-fangled Snapchats and their Instagrams, they can take all the pictures they want, and add all sorts of filters, and the result is… A photo that looks like it was taken in the 1950s. Oh, youths... Okay, maybe I’m a little crotchety. But the fact of the matter is, vintage technology—the kind that naturally makes images with sepia hues and solar flares and the like—still exists. And it can be found at estate sales! I’ve always had a soft spot for film cameras . I am a photographer only in the sense that I know how to push a button and hope for the best. Focus, composition, and all the technical bits about shutter speed and whatnot are foreign to me. But that doesn’t stop me from coveting every estate sale camera I find. So, mainly as an excuse to purchase multiple cameras, we decided to test out a few estate sale camera, and give them a shot. That pun was not intended, but I feel I should apologize anyway...

Hey, Remember the 80s?

Bust out your best skinny tie and touch up your Flock of Seagulls haircut—it's quiz time! Searching For a Company Looking for a company to conduct your sale? Go to our Hire a Company page to find a company in your area. Find a Company Get Notified Sign up to receive free email notifications of estate sales in your area! Subscribe Now...

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