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May 21, 2020

Native American jewelry, art, and woodwork are always a welcome find at estate sales in Tacoma, Seattle, Gig Harbor, and Olympia. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are lucky to be surrounded by Native American culture, and authentic artifacts are particularly valuabl...

May 7, 2020

Antique and vintage tools are a common find at estate sales in Tacoma, Seattle, and Olympia. And when it comes to the antique tool market, you’ll find two kinds of buyers. Some choose to use the pieces they buy, because often an old tool, like a level, saw hammer, chis...

April 16, 2020

The acoustics of a record album are like no other, helping vinyl albums to remain popular at estate sales in Tacoma, Seattle and Olympia. As with other vintage items, there is not exact science or formula that can help determine the value of an items, but there are a f...

April 2, 2020

Luxury brands are an absolute treat, and when you can buy a one of these brands second hand you can save a good chunk of change. But the phrase “buyer beware” couldn’t be more appropriate when talking about buying luxury handbags and watches at local estate sales.

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March 19, 2020

Buying vintage costume jewelry at local estate sales is both appealing and intriguing. Costume jewelry is usually made with non-precious stones and metal, and gained popularity in the 1920s when famous designer, Coco Chanel launched a new line of bold statement pieces...

March 5, 2020

Estate sales in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Olympia often feature bookshelves full of well-loved books. From non-fiction, to classic novels these books were appreciated and treasured by their owners. But when it comes to selling, how can you determine an old book’s value?

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February 20, 2020

Hummel figurines hail from Germany, and many people own and proudly display their Hummel figurines. At an estate sale near you there could very well be a collection of these adorable figurines.

The history of the maker of Hummel figurines is just as intriguing as the fi...

February 6, 2020

Vintage Pyrex is treasured by collectors, and at our estate sales in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Olympia, we are have seen some beautiful patterns.

Pyrex dates back to 1915 with simple baking dishes made of clear glass. It was a new and exciting piece of kitchenware because...