Orion’s Attic eBay store booming with wide range of collectibles

Feb 10, 2015

Our eBay store is getting bigger by the day with new listings posted almost every day. Visit our eBay store to shop for a tremendous range of antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more from the comfort of your home or phone. We don’t even know what we may list next because we run into such a fascinating variety of objects all the time. On any given day, we might run into a Teddy The Tugboat Art Glass collection, vintage to antique toys, antique photo albums, fine and costume jewelry including gold and sterling silver, great old books, records, gadgets, dolls, sports memorabilia, historic items, autographs, art, china, music boxes, grandma’s kitchen implements, Americana, decorative glass, oddities and more. Be sure to stop by our eBay shop in a frequent basis! Do you have great stuff...

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Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 3: Pack It Yourself

Jul 24, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 3. 3. Offer to move/pack items yourself. We bring a large staff to our events and have plenty of people on hand to help, but if you’re buying a 100-piece china set or something else that’s going to take us a very long time to pack, we’re often willing to shave a little off the price if you’re willing...

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Potomac MD estate sale brims with fine furniture, antiques, jewelry

May 21, 2013

Looking to have some fun and find some great bargains this holiday weekend? Take advantage of some serious deals at our May 25-26 estate sale in an upscale Potomac, Maryland home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Address is 7501 Masters Drive.) This house is brimming with gorgeous fine furniture, antiques, jewelry, books, pool table, a large art collection (paintings, prints) and more. Owners are moving out of state and leaving most of their great treasures behind. (See the first batch of photos on our Facebook page.) Furniture includes a beautiful dining set with table, chairs, and china cabinet. There are also leather couches, upholstered couches, bureaus, bedroom sets, home office furniture and more. An old, beautiful desk highlights the antiques collection. Home decor include a grandfather’s clock. You’ll find a pool table, patio...

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Glenn Dale MD “Fun House” estate sale set for April 6-7

Mar 28, 2013

Life is rarely more poignant for grown folks than when you have a chance to feel like a kid again. Step into our Glenn Dale, Maryland estate sale on April 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and you’re almost certain to find long-forgotten memories returning to mind and a smile spreading across your face. Pick up model planes, trains and automobiles. Get lost in the “doll room” that includes one of the neatest lamps we’ve ever seen. Admire collections of pigs, frogs and other critters. View one of the largest mounted matchbook collections in town. [Stay tuned to this blog and our Facebook page for the address when the sale draws closer but see photos now!] There is plenty of good stuff for your adult side, too. Start with the antiques. There’s a...

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Kidnapped by Miss Daisy?

Jun 28, 2012

A woman pushing 80 years old extended her arms with her palms facing outward as Won-ok and I passed by on a downtown Hagerstown, Maryland sidewalk yesterday. Wearing a flowered hat and matching dress as if she just came from a church social, she was not gingerly asking us to stop. Her gesture was forceful, like a policewoman commanding us to halt. The woman hooked her left arm into mine so quickly that I didn’t even realize what she was doing until she said to my girlfriend and business partner, “You have a man! Can we share him?” The woman began pulling me. Hard. Like a tugboat. I couldn’t believe how much strength that old bird had. I actually had to lean the other way and pull to unlock myself from her as she...

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End of the road for eBay?

Apr 23, 2011

Everyone knows that bad things happen to good people, but isn’t it also nice when you see bad things happen to people — and companies — that really have it coming? eBay’s latest assault on sellers has them howling mad, including newcomers like us. Although the Orion’s Attic eBay store is bringing in a few bucks, the “Fee-Bay” decision to start charging a commission on shipping means that many sellers’ already scarce profits will be much more likely to wind up on the endangered species list. The company is spinning the news as an effort to “help” sellers because it’s reducing the fees for listing items. If taking off a dollar on the front end of its fee structure only to take $2 or more on the back end is help, many will prefer...

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