Just Opened: New Space at Emporium Antiques in Frederick MD

May 5, 2014

We just got back from stuffing our brand spanking new booth space at Emporium Antiques in downtown Frederick, Maryland with tons of vintage toys, dolls and blue glass. We’ve got vintage and modern tin litho wind-up toys, a railroad yard full of Lionel and Tyco trains and accessories, dolls and some blue glass. Many of the toys and dolls come with their original boxes! Some are very rare pieces. Most of this stuff minus the glass and some of the dolls is making its public debut! Our space is in the middle building along the edge of South Carroll Street. Ask for vendor code “ORI” if you have trouble finding us. See more than 90 photos from our first batch on our Emporium Antiques photo album on Facebook. Emporium Antiques is open seven days...

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Thanks to everyone who made Bowie estate sale great!

Apr 28, 2014

Thank you, Bowie, Maryland! We never have enough time to thank everyone personally for the tremendous support you give us at our estate sales. While a 60-second video and a note here can’t fully express our gratitude, do click on the Bowie estate sale video for a more personal gesture. The sale exceeded all of our expectations. We cleared out most of the house, connected people with all kinds of treasures they love, created great new car restoration projects for several buyers and even found a new home for the humongous rusted dump truck in the field. A man with a love for “ostentatious” yard art claimed it thanks to a friend who stopped by the sale. We also thank all the shoppers who provided us leads for future estate sales and buying opportunities. Double...

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Bowie farm house produces crop of tools, furniture, classic cars and collectibles...

Apr 14, 2014

Make plans now to attend one gigantic estate sale on April 26-27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bowie, Maryland. This estate sale features a house and a barn that are packed with tools, furniture, classic cars and collectibles. (The address of the sale is 2609 Enterprise Road, Bowie MD, 20721. No early birds allowed. Early arrivers will receive numbers for entry.) You can also find more details and updates on our Web site at www.orionsattic.com. Be sure to check out all the videos we’re posting on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/OrionsAtticTV. For still photos, find more than 600 photos on our Facebook page. Highlights of this sale include: Classic Cars: Buy three hard-to-find cars — a 1963 Sunbeam Alpine, Series III (B92), 1958 Studebaker Silver Hawk (58G) and 1973 Ford Ranchero GT. These...

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The joy of being wrong — you never know what’s behind the next door...

Mar 15, 2014

I hit the ground running on a recent morning, knocking out a little marketing from the ol’ home office and then dashing across the Maryland line to a moving sale in Northwest, D.C. I was excited, my picking engines roaring and my pockets full of cash. The family running the sale had announced it on a neighborhood list serve — hyped it up good and said only people from the neighborhood would be allowed in on the first day. Awesome. The fact that I am almost always wrong about what I think I’ll find on a buying run — how good or bad it will be — had already faded from my mind. This had to be a good sale, right? I make it through the door first. The place was a mess. It...

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