Estate Sale Roundup: March 21-23
Rested up from the fest? Let's explore residences, past and present.
By Anne Harris, 6:03PM, Thu. Mar. 20, 2014
We hope you're ready to rummage this week. There are great personal stories as well as the things you need right now (vintage rock tour tshirts, anyone?). Read the descriptions carefully, there are often incongruous items in the same sale.
The Anthropology of Arthur
This is the estate of Arthur Amundson who lived to be 103! He was a Texas farm boy of Scandinavian decent and enjoyed careers as a teacher, mechanical engineer, and credit union president. He led a modest life of thrift and economy, married Mae, and raised a daughter here in Austin. The home was built for his family in 1949 and is loaded with vintage treasures. Antiques, collectibles, decor, tons of opportunity for artists, hundreds of old clocks parts and pieces, antiquarian books, antique fixtures, vintage dishes, fabric, prints and artwork; old books. Cash and credit/debit cards only. No checks will be accepted. 3301 Werner Dr., 78722. Fri., 10am-4pm, Sat., 9am-3pm.
Estate of Local Artist Dee Phillips & Living Estate Lt. Col. Phillips
1940's intricately hand carved desk; 14k white gold ladies free form ring with emerald cut .78 ct. diamond, six round cut diamonds, four bar baguette cut, two triangle diamond cut diamonds: total weight of diamonds = 2.08 ct. (has appraisal paperwork); Hamilton 14k white gold ladies wrist watch with diamonds: total weight of 48 stones = 1.22 ct. (has appraisal paperwork); 14k white gold ladies ring with natural Blue Star sapphire of 3.95 ct. size with six round brilliant cut diamonds (has appraisal paperwork); 14k yellow gold ladies ring with Almandite garnets in a marquise design totaling almost 4 ct. (has appraisal paperwork); ladies 14k yellow gold smoky topaz and diamond ring; ladies pearl cocktail ring; sterling silver turquoise belt buckles and a large selection of bolo ties; carved wooden Buddha; Meade telescope; arrowheads; unique hanging swag lamps; floor lamps; antique clocks; conga drum and bongos; mounted Blue Marlin and longhorns; glass-top dinging room table. Pearl-handled revolver. Credit cards, cash, and checks accepted. Saturday find 50% off all items. 5000 Fast Fox Trail, 78746; Fri., 9am-3pm, Sat., 9am-1pm.
USAF, and a Pair of Cobras: The Honeybadger Doesn't Give a $^%&&*
This fun-loving couple has a pair of taxidermy cobras; USAF collection; vintage magazines and books; bric-a-brac; Bobby Sherman LP; ladies jewelry; ladies clothing; vintage Christmas items. 7501 Helecho, 78745; Fri., 10am-3pm, Sat., 9am-3pm.
Mamas Don't Let your Babies Grow Up to Collect So Much Cowboy Stuff
Collectibles include Vintage Mounted Wall Longhorns, Metal Cowboy Wall Hanging, vintage Buck-eye tractor seat; vintage Huber toy tractor, vintage bottles, Texas windmill, Ranching Tools, antique iron skillets, pots, kettles by Wagner & Griswold; leather straps, yokes, harnesses; cowbells, Texas and western belt buckles; vintage Keen Kutters; Sculptures, including an iron horse's head; duck and mallard decoys; C.M. Russell framed print; lanterns. You'll also find more than 350 ladies hats; ladies coats, dresses, and other apparel; lead crystal; antique brass floor lamp; Phoenix Globe floral porcelain; refrigerator, washer and dryer. More than a dozen vintage trunks; red wagon; board games; model cars; vintage Singer sewing machine; luggage; linens; antique wood-framed mirrors. Cash, Paypal and credit cards with ID accepted. 10006 Oak Run Dr., 78758; Fri., 9am-2pm, Sat., 9am-3pm, Sun., 11am-3pm.
Living Estate Sale Liquidation
Painting by 1938 San Antonio artist Porfirio Salinas; vintage 35mm camera; circa 1917 Daizy butter churn; antique kraut board; antique trunk; vintage oil lamps; vintage hair dryer; sofa, chair, and ottoman; Shawnee bowls; Asian secretary desk; antique washing machine; brown couch with two pillows & ottoman; grey/green recliner couch and matching love seat; three-panel white folding screen; glass and brass tea cart; Turnabout Mickey/Minnie 1940's cookie jar; small five-drawer desk; two-drawer desk; fireplace screen and implements; antique three-drawer dresser and mirror; small red child's rocker; four-drawer metal filing cabinet; Vintage 35 mm camera; two double book shelves; white office desk; large canvas cow and pig painting; Kenmore washer and dryer; GE washer & dryer; "Where's the Beef ?" trash can. Children must be supervised. Cash, debit, credit cards with 3% fee. No Checks. All sales are final. 2311 White Stone Dr, 78745; Fri.-Sat., 10am-5pm, Sun., 10am-3pm.
Cherry Creek to Bed & Breakfast
This is a house full of antique and vintage furniture pieces. Hundreds of knitting, jewelry, crafting, quilting supplies and sewing books. Boxes of brand new skeins of yarn and fabric still on the roll. Unique vintage collections such as vintage kitchen scales, tins, oil lamps, vintage baby clothes, amber glass, brass, elephants, wrought iron and art work. In the dining room, dinnerware, flatware, Moss Rose china, Waterford crystal. Lots of roosters and carnival glass chickens on nests. An antique dining table with chairs and a more modern glass top, and wrought iron formal dining table and chairs. Lots of ladies jewelry, as well as lamps and bedroom decor. Crates full of vinyl records and vintage 80′s rock concert t-shirts. Outside there is camping equipment, tools, furniture, a ping pong table, and lawn decor. 9309 Tea Rose Trail, 78748; Fri.-Sat., 8am-4pm.
Dorothy Klein Living Estate Sale
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Klein were world travelers and their collections reflect it. Mr. Klein worked for the Foreign Services and the CIA, so they have many collections. At home, they loved to entertain, so you'll find several china sets from manufactures such as Rosenthal, Lorenz Hutschen Reuther, and Bavaria, Germany. Blue Onion and blue and white china; Chinese, Japanese and Thailand collectibles. Large selection of various pottery pieces from all over the world. Huge selection of kitchen essentials, manufacturers included are Farberware, Kitchen-Aid, Pampered Chef, Fire King, Anchor Hocking, Pyrex, Corning Ware, Corelle. Beautiful crystal and glassware, punch bowl set; several unique flatware sets. Treasures from Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand, such as a unique jade art pieces, large brass Thailand princess sculpture, carved faux ivory emperor and empress, a bronze urn, unique Vietnamese Dona Dragon ginger jar. Pair of large Foo dogs; large silk painted tapestries, large Thailand brass and wood flatware set. Seven mid-century modern chandeliers. Some of the furniture includes an unusual solid rosewood drop-front secretary; two bars consisting of a rare Mid century modern solid wood bar and another solid ornate carved rosewood bar; two library/sofa tables; large mirrored king-sized Henredon bed with the desirable sleep number mattress included; brass day bed; twin-sized bed; four dining room tables with chairs; leather sofa and two upholstered love seats; two mid-century modern end tables, unusual occasional tables, a mid-century modern coffee table; arge office desk on castors; several rosewood oriental garden drum tables; rosewood carved nesting tables, set of four. Hand-carved oriental trunks; library/ sofa table; lots of small occasional tables; solid wood card table; seven vintage trunks. Unusual collectibles: rare 1960's pair of Raleigh "The All-Steel Bicycle" bicycles; five guitars; two vintage violins, one by Wurlitzer Bros. in Cincinnati; German grandfather clock; large pair of Foo dogs; vintage albums and records; vintage trains, including American Flyer, Fleischmann, Life-Like; vintage die-cast cars and figures such as Dinky, Lledo, Lesney. Elephant collection; chess sets; Yanman diesel tractor with shredder and blade. 1998 Chrysler Town car. Numbers will be available at 9:30am. Credit cards accepted. 701 Glasscock Rd., 78642; Fri.-Sun., 10am-5pm.