The Motown Mansion is holding an estate sale

The Motown Mansion is holding an estate sale Own a piece of Motown One of the most notable estates in Boston-Edison and Detroit will be selling history in October. Sold earlier this month for $1.65 million, 918 West Boston Boulevard—commonly known as the Motown Mansion—will be opening its doors for an estate sale with a worldwide audience. The sale Read More …

Toy Collecting – Bring Back Your Childhood

Toy Collecting – Bring Back Your Childhood Toys seem to bring out the kid in all of us. A simpler time when our imagination took us to space, adventures, dress up and more! When collecting toys we relive those memories. How To Get Started Collecting As always I recommend a good guide book related to Read More …

The New Wave of Auctions

Online Auctions As I have been collecting auctions and sales I have noticed a big uptick in Online Only Auctions.  The shift seems obvious to me, cost. It is much cheaper to run a auction from your office computer then going “live”.  You take some photos, write a description and wala you have an auction Read More …

‘American Pickers’ in NY, Pa. in September

Readers may recall that “American Pickers” Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team made a stop — and filmed a show segment — in Wellsville in the spring of 2015. The show, featuring the Mather Homestead, first aired in October 2015. Well, Wolfe and Fritz and producers of the hit History show are seeking potential Read More …

Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

The Stuff of Nightmares So please forgive the morbidity, but if you’re lucky enough to still have one or more parents or stepparents alive, it would be wise to start figuring out what you’ll do with their furniture, china, crystal, flatware, jewelry, artwork and tchotchkes when the mournful time comes. (I wish I had. My Read More …

Your Vintage Pyrex Could Be Worth Big Bucks

The Pyrex obsession—or should we say passion—is real. Plenty of us are still holding onto our mom’s or grandma’s colorful nesting bowl sets and pretty patterned casserole dishes, and there’s even a blog and a Facebook group for the more dedicated collectors. The company has been around for more than 100 years, after all. But Read More …

39th Annual Boat Show Event

What a great event, boats, more boats and some really nice boats!  Our adventure this week took us to Skaneateles NY for the 39th Annual Boat Show.  We had a wonderful time, I meet some nice people and got to view some really nice antique and wooden boats. Not all the boats where “antiques” but Read More …