Home Estate Sales and Events Fall in love with collectibles at Falls Church estate sale March 5-6

Fall in love with collectibles at Falls Church estate sale March 5-6

by Christopher Lancette
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Redskins Jeep for sale

Redskins Jeep for sale

[Update from March 2022: Please DO NOT contact us about the Wegner sculpture mentioned below. It sold many years ago. We no longer have it. We will not reach out to the person who bought it. We will not respond to any messages about it.]

Our March 5-6 Falls Church estate sale at 1746 Pimmit Drive is a classic All-American sale brimming with art, antiques and collectibles that every American loves! One of the owners of the home was a former fireman, Lions Club member and Washington Redskins season ticket holder. He and his wife collected everything from advertising, toys and music boxes to firefighting gear, football memorabilia and trading pins. We unleashed an avalanche of great stuff from their attic and basement that is all displayed next to the family’s treasures they kept on the main floor of the house. Check out 700 photos and counting of our Falls Church estate sale and make plans to attend the sale now. More photos and updated information will be added as we continue to organize the sale.

No early birds. We will hand out numbers to people who arrive before the sale. We will also have staff to help you carry furniture and piles of great stuff to your vehicles as time permits.

Highlights of the sale include:

We buy vintage advertising signs

Vintage Atlantic Gasoline sign

ADVERTISING: Great collection of vintage advertising signs including ABC America’s Best Choice, A&P grocery store, Coca-Cola pieces including “Coke Is It” chalkboard, painted Coke signs, and more; Pepsi-Cola The Light refreshment Thermometer, Schmidt’s Blue Ribbon Bread, Kendall Motor Oil M&M Fast Lube, fantastic large Atlantic Gasoline double-sided sign, Budweiser, Doc Otis’ Hard Lemon Flavored Malt Beverage, Michelob, Miller Genuine Draft Light, Corona Extra, Bud Light, Toro; really neat, large “Margaritaville” sign; mirrors for Budweiser, Busch, Coors Artic Ice, Coors Light Beer Wolf, Miller High Life, Lite Ice; Killians Red bulletin board, Shindaiwa Power Equipment, No Parking signs, Pabst Blue Ribbon lighted motion jalopy sign, vintage Esso maps, modern tins, box of Bill Clinton M&Ms, Coca-Cola collectibles including commemorative bottles including Cal Ripken, commemorative cans such as Olympics, Be Really Refreshed serving tray (1960s), magnets; massive cap featuring a wide variety of companies, sports teams, Lions Club and more including Good Year, Exxon, STP, Wilson, LawnBoy

ANTIQUES & FURNITURE: Working Victrola with records, mahogany sideboard, baby scale, curio cabinet with glass shelves, dining table and chairs, china cabinet; love seat, round wooden breakfast table, vintage Toledo meat/grocery scale, set of 4 ice cream chairs, several dressers

bronze sculptures at Falls Church estate sale

Paul Wegner bronze “Close Enough for Jazz” stands 34 inches tall and is signed

ART: A number of great pieces by American artists including two rare, highly-prized and breathtaking bronze sculptures by Paul Wegner – “Close Enough For Jazz” and “Pegasus”; “Tierra Roja” serigraph by Frank Howell depicting a Native American in profile; giant Raku-style vase by Carl Gillberg; limited edition “Hometown News” print by Norman Rockwell, framed posters and prints featuring 1890s images copyrighted by William Randolph Hearst; bronze sculpture of Victorian woman; art deco bronze nude woman

AUTOMOBILES: Incredible Washington Redskins customized 1991 Jeep Cherokee with bullhorn sound system allowing you to play radio and CD player through outside speaker – owner used to play team fight song leaving stadium after games. Jeep is in excellent running condition and has 167,000 miles on it. Asking price is $6,500.; The family is also selling a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE with Rollx conversion package for wheelchairs. It is on sale in advance of the sale so you can contact us now. Asking price is $9,800.

BOOKS AND MAGAZINES: Hot Rod magazines from the 1960s, vintage Popular Science magazines, huge number of cook books, a full shelf of children’s books

BOTTLES: Neat group of dusty old liquor bottles; old Sealtest Milk bottle

CHINA: Multiple sets of china

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Huge Snow Babies collection

COLLECTIBLES (General): Huge music box collection featuring music boxes depicting Betty Boop, birds, Christmas scenes, victrolas, pianos, ballerinas, 1950s dance scenes, merry-go-rounds, Bugs Bunny, pigs, ice cream men, hobos, bears, lemonade stands, Raggedy Ann, piano players; more than 75 Snow Babies including Disney and M&M, limited and special editions – most in mint condition with original boxes; Ronald Reagan Republican Presidential Task Force Medal of Merit, decorative whiskey decanters featuring the likes of Elvis, clowns, old cars, Western scenes, John Hancock, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, the Liberty Bell, soldiers, John Wayne, sea captains, cowboys; snow globes with multiple themes including American eagle, astonishing number of vintage Christmas decorations and collectibles including many working battery-operated and electric Santas and snow men, vintage railroad lantern, Marilyn Monroe figurine, Elvis figurines

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: Football shirts, firefighter dress shirts, small number of clothing items for men and women, handbags

CAMERAS & ELECTRONICS: Arvin radio, Holiday II movie camera; Zip’R Roo 4-wheel Scooter, GoGo Elite Traveler Mobility Scooter, vintage Lady Sunbeam hair dryer, vintage Baird Manufacturing Company telephone, Smith Corona electric typewriter (works), DVDs

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Neat pieces of firefighting gear and memorabilia

FIREFIGHTING GEAR & COLLECTIBLES: Scott air tank, Washington DC Firefighters Association commemorative coin, Washington DC (District of Columbia) Fire Department insignia, District of Columbia Fire Department caps and shirts, Fire Department pocket watch, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department medallion, fire bucket, firefighting figurines, books

FROGS: Impressive collection of items with frogs on them – figurines, garden statues, weather vane, cast iron, art, set of cookie jars with frog images,

We buy decorative glass

Amberina glass

GLASSWARE: Rosaline Pink Swirl cups and saucers, Amberina large bowl, His Master’s Voice barware set featuring Nipper the RCA dog, Fenton hand painted Cardinal Fairy Light in milk glass, Depression Glass including Cambridge 3 part relish tray in blue, wine glasses such as Tiffin Gold Encrusted Rambler Rose Optic Bowl Circa 1940s, Marigold Luster punch bowl circa 1924, large clear footed pressed glass compote with grape and grape leaves, blue glass pitcher

HOME DÉCOR: New Haven mantle clock, Seth Thomas mantle clock, still-life painted frying pan, quilts, afghans, Hulls Double Duck pottery, decorative horse and horse shoe clock, Mid Century Modern TV/Radio console (not working but looks fantastic!), Japanese cork sculpture under glass, tall outdoor windmill, garden animals including stone lions, deer, lioness and cub, squirrels, pigs and more

JEWELRY: Fine jewelry in gold and sterling with precious or semi-precious stones; A variety of antique and vintage pieces; Abundant costume jewelry including necklaces, pendants, brooches, pins, bracelets, earrings, rings, and beads; Men’s jewelry, including cufflinks and tie tacks/pins; Wrist watches and pocket watches, including Elgin (working) pocket watch and Hampden Co pocket watch; a bunch of jewelry featuring lions; Liberty Dollar key chain

KITCHEN: Dishes, cookware, flatware, storage containers

Lions Club memorabilia for sale

We take great pride in our lion collection

LIONS CLUB: All kinds of Lions Club items including jewelry (rings, pendants, watches, trading pins, cufflinks, earrings and more), banners, patches, buttons, ties, t-shirts; Lots of other items depicting lions including a neat lamp, large glass lion head jar, photos, drawings, prints, figurines jewelry, toys, heavy cement lion statues, and more

MILITARY: Large oil on canvas painting of a World War II soldier in uniform who received a Purple Heart, large metal air tank from World War II B-17 bomber, World War II Army Trunk of a sergeant, United States Army logo duffel bag,

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B-17 bomber air tank from World War II

MISCELLANEOUS: multiple sets of vintage leather luggage, pair of large round heavy plastic picnic tables that came from a fast food restaurant, Test Your Grip Machine by Holly Manufacturing Co

MUSICAL DEVICES & RECORDS: Small but interesting collection of records covering multiple genres, turntable

SPORTS MEMORABILIA (Washington Redskins): Massive collection of Washington Redskins memorabilia from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and other decades. This includes but is not limited to the Redskins Jeep mentioned above, team autographed footballs; autographed photos of players including quarterback Sonny Jurgensen; 1996 Season Tickets sheet signed by Redskins greats including owner Jack Kent Cooke. Coach Joe Gibbs, and players, Bobby

sports memorabilia at Falls Church estate sale

Staggering amount of Washington Redskins memorabilia

Mitchell, Sam Huff, Sonny Jurgensen, Charles Taylor; 1972 NFC Championship art, framed John Riggins Super Bowl 17 MVP football card, individual football cards, framed jacket with leather sleeves, like-new jacketsready to wear, black office chair with logo, game day programs, jewelry including gold pendants, pins, and watches; buttons, matches, caps, pennants, dolls, gnomes, bar glasses, coffee mugs, drinking glasses, sweat bands, Coca-Cola cans/bottles, player face drinking cups, rocking chair, Christmas ornaments, snow globes, blankets, t-shirts, decorative plates, mugs, cups, plush toys, napkins plastic cutlery, coolers; trading pins, stickers, cigarette lighters, coasters, piggy banks, ceramic figurines, whiskey decanters, snow globes, telephone

SPORTS MEMORABILIA (GENERAL): Washington Senators souvenir baseball bat; Max Premier Series NASCAR Race Cards, Cale Yarborough autographed cap, wide variety of caps including old Washington Federals football caps

TOOLS: pair of red metal car ramps, small assortment of hand tools

VINTAGE TOYS AND GAMES: Vintage Lionel trains; model cars, slot cars and parts in hand-made wooden carrying case, Topper Tiger soldier in case, Borden’s Farm Products Milk & Cream Horse and Wagon; Aurora plastic models from 1950’s and 60’s, including Batman, The Witch, Man from Uncle, and The Creature; Simpsons dolls, Breyer horses, electronic games including Simon and Atari system with multiple games; Mickey Mouse Club caps, Mickey Mouse thermos, Mickey Mouse lunch box (modern); plastic models of United States Navy ships, military airplanes and more; tin toys, Dean Martin singing doll; vintage board games such as The Newlywed Game, Kreskin’s ESP, model vehicles including John Deere Gator, large number of stuffed animals (clean), wood pull toys; collection of lead toy soldier figurines and other lead figurines including paramedics, Native Americans, nurses, cowboys and more (approximately 70 in all),

TRADING PINS & OTHER PINS: Heaps of Lions Club pins featuring images of whiskey bottles, Wives of Virginia Presidents, Confederate leaders (Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, Jefferson Davis), State of Virginia, 55th Anniversary with Dirty Dancing movie image; Pin Traders Club of Virginia featuring images of the American Eagle, American flag,  frogs

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Judy Ball March 3, 2016 - 4:50 pm

We are eager to attend your sale tomorrow and have been going over all your great pictures. We have not been able to find any pictures of cigarette lighters or Buttons, which we are most interested in.Could you give me any information on these items? I know you are busy and any information would be most appreciated.

Judy Ball

Christopher Lancette March 3, 2016 - 10:15 pm

We haven’t seen any cigarette lighters here. In terms of buttons, there are some little baskets of sewing buttons, Washington Redskins buttons and various Lions Club buttons. Hope that helps.

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