Trying to do a little good before Christmas

Dec 31, 2014

An old man who appeared to me to be homeless showed up at the end of an Upscale Yard Sale we were running at Pyramic Atlantic Art Center in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland before Christmas. He didn’t beg for money. He didn’t ask for anything. Something just spoke to me and told me to help the guy somehow. “I’m trying to get with a lady tonight,” Gregory said in a voice as gravelly as the edge of the parking lot we were working on. “I’d like to bring her a little something.” An idea struck me as I looked around at the antiques and collectibles my girlfriend Won-ok and I make a living selling. I saw a bunch of small, inexpensive items that I was about to pack up. “Would you like to make...

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This Just In: Boyd’s Crystal Art Glass Teddy the Tugboat 35-piece collection...

Dec 31, 2014

Love beautiful art glass that is even more radiant when light strikes it? Claim our collection of 35 Boyd’s Crystal Art Glass “Teddy The Tugboat” figures. All 35 are marked on the underside with Boyd’s distinctive diamond B with an underline – indicating they were made from 1983 to 1988. Our Tugboats were actually the first 35 in the series of 74 that were produced all the way up to 2011. The whole collection goes live on our eBay page on Jan. 1, 2015 at 4 p.m. Visit OrionsAttic.com and then click on “eBay store” at the top to bid! (You’ll find a video of the boats there, too.) All of Boyd’s pieces are now going to be harder to find as the Cambridge, Ohio company announced in December of 2014 that it sold...

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Great thanks for estate sale and clean-out in Great Falls VA

Dec 16, 2014

Testimonial from Art Reinhardt of Great Falls, Virginia. Orion’s Attic performed a two-fold service on his huge home. We conducted an estate sale to sell his vast collection of antiques, collectibles and household items and also provided a clean-out service – leaving the home broom clean. (We also took a few items that didn’t sell to retail stores where we rent space.) Sept. 25, 2014 To:  Orion’s Attic: Facing a real dilemma of downsizing from a multi-bedroom home with a massive 36-year accumulation of “stuff”, finding your service was a godsend.  You not only exceeded your professional promises (and my expectations) but carried out your services flawlessly and ahead of schedule. This relieved us of so many burdens and enabled us to make a worry free move. Orion’s Attic are experienced professionals, trust worthy,...

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Cool collectibles, advertising, coins, toys and jewelry headline Upscale Yard Sale on Dec. 13 in Silver Spring...

Dec 9, 2014

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa would love for you to hop in your sled and head to our next Orion’s Attic “Upscale Yard Sale” on Dec. 13, 2014. You’ll find us on the corner of one of our favorite charities, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, located at 8230 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. The sale will start promptly at 9 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. and maybe longer depending on weather conditions. (No early birds, numbers handed out to early arrivers.) We’ve spent the last few weeks rounding up a whole truckload of cool collectibles, jewelry, art, advertising, décor, toys and more. We bought out the contents of one condominium in Silver Spring, part of another in Bethesda, traversed off-the-beaten-path auctions across Maryland and pulled out some of our own favorite...

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Family of former U.S. Congressman thanks Orion’s Attic for clearing house...

Dec 8, 2014

Testimonial from Liz Buchanan, daughter of former U.S. Representative John H. Buchanan, Jr. Orion’s Attic provided a multi-faceted service for Rep. Buchanan’s home in Bethesda, Maryland. We removed and sold all the fine furnishings and collectibles and also removed all other contents from the home – leaving it broom clean and ready to be sold. We ended up generating more money in sales for the family than they paid  for the removal service, meaning we essentially paid them to clean out their home!   Sept. 15, 2014 We hired Orion’s Attic when we were preparing to sell our parents’ house. We knew there were valuable housewares and a number of nice pieces of furniture that could be sold in an estate sale, but there was also a great deal of trash and many items...

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First Dibs: Your advanced look at sparkling jewelry, crazy gumball machine, funky lamp...

Oct 22, 2014

You’ve been asking for it and now we’re giving it a shot: Here’s your chance to see and buy some great new finds before we put them on sale to the general public. We’re offering a special discount, too! All you have to do is join our e-newsletter list, which you can do from our Orion’s Attic Web site, or Follow us on Facebook. We just got in some gorgeous vintage gold, silver and costume jewelry, two gumball machines including one with a rotary phone attached to it and a few other nifty pieces. We are giving our loyal e-newsletter subscribers and Facebook followers a 48-hour head start on perusing and purchasing these items. We are placing all of these pieces on a special Facebook photo album. Click here to view. You will see...

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