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

Dec 9, 2013 by

Tonka Mighty Mobile Crane

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. Owner also built a large o-gauge train track layout (about 12 by 4 feet – refer to the photos), which is also for sale as a set including tracks and switches, transformers, controls, etc. ; 1960s Tonka vehicles with boxes; Buddy L fire trucks; Japanese tin toys; Rapco miniature soldier molds plus more than 70 metal soldiers; Magic Action Bulldozer; 1966 Bonneville Convertible model kit and 1962 Customizing kit; Hubley planes, pachinko machine, Vintage 1931 Rolls Royce AM radio car, Anson Diecast car Model 1932 Cadillac V16 Phaeton Convertible K, Danbury 1/24 Diecast Model 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Limited Edition, Road Legends 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Leadworks 1950’s Skyblue Cadillac Friction tin toy car made in Japan.

John F. Kennedy signed photo

Political, historical and military memorabilia and ephemera: Signed John F. Kennedy photograph, JFK photos, magazines and campaign stickers;  vice presidential autographs, B-2 gas ration card, countless official Navy photos of battleships from World War II.

Cameras & Video: Rolleiflex 3.5f Xenotar TLR Type 3 with accessories and literature; Polaroid SX-70; Wollensak 8 mm movie camera; Eumig Super 8 with boom microphone; Nikon N-70; Nikon Super Zoom 8; Rolleiflex 35 mm; Vivitar flashes, tripods, various telephoto lenses; Kodak Instamatic M 95; Kodak Carousel  750.

Advertising: Coke and Pepsi signs.

Art: Oil on canvas paintings, signed prints, black and white photos, posters of Star Trek, King Kong, Batman and Robin, Superman, Cheryl Tiegs).

Furniture: Mahogany dining table and chairs, china cabinet, couches, beds, dressers, nigh stands, end tables, coffee tables, chairs, office furniture.

Firefighter memorabilia: 14k gold pin, vintage Fire Department of New York City badges, pins and photos.

Books, old newspapers, magazines: Probably 1,000 or more books with emphasis on Jewish history, American history, cooking, foreign policy plus vintage editions of magazines such as Playboy, Photography, Life, National Geographic; AAA travel maps.

Rolleiflex camera is a beauty

China: A number of high-end china dining sets and serving dishes, including Wedgwood, Noritake, Mikasa, Limoges, and Naaman-Israel.

Home Décor: All manner of items including decorative glass, art glass lamps, figurines including Lladro, crystal, pottery, marble bookends, decorative lamps.

Stamps: Wide range of stamps span from 1920s through 1980s including mint stamps, block of four, full sheet, first day covers and cancelled stamps.

More collectibles: License plates, restaurant menus, figurines, Cadillac memorable and box of parts for vintage Cadillacs, trophies.

Electronics & Audio: Sony flat screen TV, Bose speakers, Sennheiser earphones, Sony 350 Reel to Reel, Realistic Slim Dynamic Microphone, Onkyo CD player, Sony Stereo Cassette Deck, Technics Direct Drive Automatic Turntable System, records/CDs/Cassettes focused largely on classical music – including sheet music.

Costume jewelry: Heaping mounds of costume jewelry including earrings, necklaces, pins, bracelets, charms, and beads.

Men’s clothing: Big men’s delight at this house as owner was a tall man who wore pants sizes including 40, 42 and 44, shirt sizes X-Large and XX-Large and shoes 13-14. Closet full of Izod Lacoste shirts, Tuxedos, dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirts, sports jackets and suits. Makers include Haggar, Hart Schaffner Marx, Levis, Tommy Hilfiger, Brooks Brothers.

Bar/glassware: Mid-century signed barware, all kinds of cocktail, wine & bar glasses.

Kitchenware: numerous Pyrex baking dishes, mixing bowls and measuring cups; kitchen aid stand mixer and other electronics; Hoffritz knife set; high quality cookware and utensils.

The house is all stuffed with all kinds of other things that are too numerous to list here including  sporting goods (oversized Prince tennis racquets),  tools, sewing machines, Royal and Coronet typewriters, office supplies, and all kinds of other surprises.

No early birds or pre-sales allowed. Numbers will be handed out to people who arrive early. Cash and credit cards only (3 percent fee on credit cards). Visit the Orion’s Attic home page to sign up for our e-newsletter to find out about future sales and special deals!