Our Services

Orion’s Attic provides a wide array of services to help you solve almost any need relating to the sale or removal of treasures from your home or building – serving the greater District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area and beyond. We provide estate sale services, buy-outs/estate liquidation, consignment and junk removal. We are always looking for more antiques, collectibles, modern and vintage, furniture, jewelry, oddities, books, autographs, historic items, memorabilia and more. No job is too big or too hard for us to handle.

You name it, we handle it. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. E-mail  Christopher Lancette or call him at (202) 731-9447. Many of our clients require a combination of services so we’re happy to tailor the right “one call solves it all” solution for your needs. Be sure to check out some of the testimonials we’ve received from people just like you, too.

 

Estate Sales

Worried about a pending move to a smaller home and need to part with an entire house full of items? Stressed about suddenly dealing with a family member’s home and prized possessions? Let Orion’s Attic host an estate sale for you. We do all the work – researching and pricing your treasures, staging your home for the event and conducting the sale itself. You simply return home and pick up your cash. In short, we pay you to clean out your house for you!

Marianne and Mike Francis (center, right) with Chris Lancette (left).

Marianne and Mike Francis (center, right) with Chris Lancette (left).

Our recent sales have generated from $5,000 to $45,000 and included antiques, art, modern furniture, collectibles, jewelry, coins, gold, silver, automobiles, memorabilia, vintage toys, household items and more.

There are a lot of great reasons to hire us for your estate sale and you will see the Orion’s Attic difference in a lot of ways. We:

  • Run a full-service firm that clears all of the contents of your home through a combination of an estate sale plus other services as needed for remaining items – buy-outs, consignment, junk removal and charitable donations to nonprofit organizations. You hire us and return to an empty home.
  • Get the job done quickly.
  • Conduct high-energy, wildly popular sales that draw huge crowds of enthusiastic buyers.
  • Price all items competitively to motivate shoppers.
  • Staff events with a large labor force that removes heavy or bulky items and carries them to buyers’ vehicles. Shoppers are much more likely to buy those items when they see that we have the muscle to move them.
  • Rescue a lot of items that homeowners often overlook, enabling us to generate additional sales and donations – which also prevents the items from going into the trash.

 

Buy-Outs/Estate Liquidation

Coin_Bank_PhotoshopGot stuff to sell? Wondering what to do with a home, attic, or storage locker full of things sitting there collecting dust? Got a particular collection of items you would like to sell quickly? From genuine autographs to Zippo lighters, we can handle it all. We love buying in bulk, too – whether it’s a wide variety of items or an extensive number of items in a collection. On single purchases, we have bought collections including albums full of presidential autographs, wheelbarrows of costume jewelry, 7,000 records, 150 dolls, 110 Jim Beam Whiskey decanters, 200 elephant figurines, mountains of books, 200 military items, 50 pieces of carnival glass and much more.

 

Consignment

If an estate sale or buy-out isn’t a good fit, consignment might be. We work with a limited number of clients to consign items. We charge a commission plus a removal/transportation fee if the items require use of our truck.

Consignment works well in a variety of circumstances. You may have high-value items like fine art, antiques, coins, gold and silver, and other pieces that make more sense for you to have us sell on commission than to buy. You may also have a large number of items that are hard to put a price on to buy, leading to consignment options. The first consignment project we ever tackled happened to be an antique mall that went out of business. We’ve sold more than 20 truckloads of its merchandise over the past three years. We recently ran across an exceptional and large collection of U.S. patent date items from the late 1800s and early 1900s that was difficult to value and accepted that on consignment. Another client had a storage unit full of African and Middle Eastern art, furniture and textile pieces she had collected that lent itself to consignment.

 

Clean-outs/Junk Removal

Sometimes the contents of a home may be too far gone to be sold. Owners and estate executors simply need their properties emptied. Our junk removal services spring into action and leave you with an empty home that’s ready to be renovated, sold or demolished. Our skill at finding salvageable items that can be sold or donated often helps off-set the removal costs, making us an extremely attractive option for people with clutter-filled homes or buildings. We go to extraordinary lengths to rescue items that can be sold, repurposed or donated to put more money in your pockets and keep items out of landfills. We have done a number of combination jobs that started and ended with junk removal services and an estate sale in between – with homeowners getting back more money from the estate sale than they paid us for the junk removal.

 

We provide all of our services to cities including but not limited to:

Maryland – Annapolis, Aspen Hill, Baltimore, Beltsville, Bethesda, Bladensburg, Bowie, Chevy Chase, College Park, Columbia, Ellicott City, Fort Washington, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glen Burnie, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover, Lanham, Laurel, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton, White Oak

Northern Virginia — Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Belle Haven, Centerville, Chantilly, Crystal City, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Mt. Vernon, Reston, Seven Corners, Sterling, Springfield, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Warrenton

Washington, D.C. – All areas