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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Thanks to everyone for massive turnout at McLean estate sale!

Mar 14, 2014

On behalf of our entire team here at your favorite anti-snotty estate sale firm, we would like to thank everyone who made last weekend’s McLean VA estate sale a tremendous success.  We miss you already. Turnout was massive and our client is thrilled that you all cleared his house for him! At the risk of cuing up Academy Awards music, we would especially like to thank the exceptionally patient people who arrived long before the sale started, got numbers and waited in line to get in. We would like to thank the people who packed the jewelry room and made all that glitters disappear — and the great Fairfax County police officers who protected it. We thank the shoppers who took time to teach us something about items we were not that familiar with. We...

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Take a trip around the world at March 8-9 estate sale in McLean Virginia...

Mar 1, 2014

Take a trip around the world without ever dusting off your passport at our March 8-9 2014 estate sale in McLean, Virginia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The owners of the home spent much of their careers overseas collecting a dazzling array of exquisite furnishings, men’s and women’s jewelry and watches, china, decorative arts, sterling silver flatware, clocks, art, rugs, decorative glass and porcelain, figurines and so much more. You’ll find the handiwork of craftspeople from all over Asia, Europe and the Middle East, with hints of Africa and some good old fashioned U.S.A. Doors open sharply at 9 a.m. No early birds allowed but numbers will be handed out to early arrivers on a first-come, first-serve basis. [Address will be posted here on March 7.] Stay tuned to this post for updated...

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Classic Bethesda estate sale Dec. 14-15 packed with vintage treasures

Dec 9, 2013

The estate sale we’re hosting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is packed with so many vintage treasures that you’d think Santa Claus himself stepped out of the 1960s and 70s to organize it. [Stay tuned to this post for the address the day before the event.] The sale will give you a chance to take a sneak peak at a 1970 Cadillac convertible and a 2005 Cadillac that will be for sale after title issues are handled. You will be able to go ahead and fill a sled or two with vintage items including the following. See more than 600 photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orionsattic Toys: Lionel post-war O-gauge (O scale) trains, mostly from 1950’s and 1960’s, including locomotive engines, boxcars, passenger cars, flat cars, cabooses – many with original boxes....

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