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ESTATE SALE / SAMMAMISH


Sale has ended; please email for additional information: patty@sistersantiques.com

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Cash only; no checks. If service is available, we will accept credit/debit for sales over $100 (there is a 3% fee). There is no excess cash on premises; till is emptied regularly. All valuables are removed from the sale nightly. Sales tax will be charged; dealers must provide a resale certificate at time of purchase – NO exceptions!

No refunds or returns. Be sure of your purchase before you pay - all sales are final! As with most sales, if you put it in your box or pile - you are buying it! If you tag it 'sold', it is yours. If you pay for it, you own it. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

Any sign-up list is to be self-managed. A limited number of people will be allowed into the home at intervals to ensure shopping is as safe and uninterrupted as possible. The amount of people entering the sale is totally dependent upon the size of the house and accessibility within.

Bring your own bags, boxes, packing materials and muscle. Our staff is needed inside the house and is not available for loading. Many items in the sale have been sorted into bins and crates; these are NOT included with the purchased items. All items must be removed by the end of the last day of sale. Display pieces must be paid for at the time of sale, but may not be picked up until the final day of the sale or a mutually agreed-upon time if they are being used for displaying goods. Not responsible for accidents or injuries.

Please leave jackets, large purses/carry-on type bags, backpacks, etc., at home! We will NOT allow anyone to bring these into the sale. (Don’t make me frisk you!)

HISTORY: Undoubtedly, this has been the most amazing estate sale experience I have ever had in my career. By the date of the sale, we will have put in three months photographing, unboxing and uncrating, unwrapping, sorting, displaying, arranging, rearranging, merchandising, researching, again photographing, and pricing the most wonderful fifty-year plus collection of treasures we have ever seen! In addition to rooms lined with floor-to-ceiling shelving, countless display fixtures, various sizes of tables throughout the rooms, and hundreds of crates for sorting, we brought in 12 6’ banquet tables, 6 4’ tables, numerous card tables, showcases, and seemingly tons of boxes to organize and exhibit everything!

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The collecting story: He said that as a little boy his pockets were always full of something he thought important enough to save. After he married, he and his wife returned to the home of his parents and he found some of his books that his mother had rescued from his nephews. With about a dozen of the original books from his childhood, his Big Little Book collection began.

As an adult, he started collecting Flag Cancels, usually found on old post cards. He later became interested in the other side of old post cards. Another time, he was told of a collector that had just died and whose wife wanted to sell his post card collection. He corresponded with her for several months and she sent him samples of the cards. After traveling back to see the collection, he bought about 250,000 post cards. He sorted and worked the post card collection pretty extensively. He joined the Portland post card club and later helped start the Seattle post card club.

He decided he liked old paper items and started collecting newspapers and magazines. He was interested in old comics and anything related to comic character items and looked for those items wherever he could find them. He advertised locally as well as using the Antique Trader newspaper for ads.

An interesting story about his resources: He was reading a 20 year old Antique Trader newspaper and found the ad of someone in Oklahoma advertising to buy Disney products. He wrote the collector, asking if he was still collecting or if he had anything to sell. About 2 months later he got a letter from a professor from a college in Ohio. He was the Disney collector. He still had the collection and it was for sale. After several correspondences he bought the collection. He immediately sold the “Walt Disney Comic and Stories” in the collection for the same price he paid for the whole collection and kept the rest of the collection for himself.

He once got a letter from a woman answering his ad for Big Little Books. She had about 7 books to sell him. One title was a Superman book for $28. He knew the Superman book was not a Big Little Book but he was interested and bought the books from her. It was a “Superman” #1 comic book in mint condition. This was in the early 1970’s. He was afraid the book would get ruined if he kept it because he had children who might accidentally damage the book. He sold it for a very good profit but not near the price it brought in later years. He did not have seller’s remorse; he felt he made a good profit and it was the thing to do at the time!

Through the years, he met many interesting people while collecting and selling. He thought collectors were made up of some of the better people around.

Among many other things, he collected post cards, Flag cancels, Ship cancels, newspapers, magazines, match covers, stamps, first day covers, Big Little Books, children’s books, comics, advertising items, pin-back buttons, games, toys, cast iron toys, tin litho windup toys, advertising mirrors, trays, Akro Agate, comic-related items, marbles. Every collection was large!

When he died his daughter wanted his favorite collection to keep for herself. She was told that he loved all his collections. The thing he loved most was because of the story that went with it. She chose his cast iron Toonerville Trolley car because of his story. Around 1975 he saw an ad in the Antique Trader magazine; someone was selling a cast iron Toonerville Trolley. He wrote the man asking for further details. The man wanted $1000.00 firm for his trolley and it had a crack in the top of it. That was a lot of money for a broken toy so he chose to pass on the deal. Several months later a collector friend called to tell him there was a new antique store in Kirkland that had a lot of toys, including a cast iron Toonerville Trolley. It was just before Christmas and he was still at work. His wife dashed over to Kirkland and bought the Toonerville Trolley and returned home. She told him of the friend’s call about the new store but neglected telling him about the Toonerville Trolley. Christmas morning he opened his present of the Toonerville Trolley. He said, “You didn’t!” She responded, “No, this one does not have a crack.” He loved that gift. To this day, she has never told anyone how much was paid for that toy.

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DESCRIPTION OF SALE: Even though we’ve been on this job since May, we are still unpacking boxes and bins and finding more and more every day. A partial list includes: 1 legal file cabinet full of ephemera, 4 bins of trains and accessories, 15 bins of albums, 9 boxes and 19 bins of canning jars, 19 bins of toys, 1930s General Electric monitor top refrigerator, 27 Riker mounts filled with non-paper advertising, Acme, Adventure Book Buck Rogers Cocomalt premium, advertising collections, advertising mirrors, aerial postcards, Akro Agate children’s dishes, albums, Alexander, Alley Oop, American Bisque, American Flyer, Arcade, Armstrong Tires sign, Art Deco single-door narrow armoire, Auburn, Automatic Toy, automobilia, Bakelite clocks, Baldwin Brooklyn, bank collection, Barbie Ken Skipper PJ, Barclay, barristers bookcases several choices, bath antique fixtures, Batman, Beaut, beer signs, beer trays, Beetle Bailey, Bernat yarn wooden store display box, Bing, Bireleys sign, bisque comic characters, Black memorabilia, board games and puzzles, Bob’s Big Boy rubber dolls, books, bookshelves, bottle opener collection, Britains, Buck Rogers memorabilia and Wendy, Buddy L, Burma Shave sign, Buster Brown sign, cameras and equipment, Canada, candy containers, candy display jars, candy gum nut machines, Captain Marvel, Carnation Dairy items, cases for Matchbox and Hot Wheels, cast iron cookware, cast iron toys hundreds, celluloid dolls, chalkware, Champion, character glasses, Chein, Chicos Spanish peanuts vintage advertising display jar with lid, children’s china sets, china, Christmas items, cigar box metal glass covers, cigar boxes, Clarks Boilfast metal thread display cases, Coca-Cola Coke items, Coca-Cola standing bottle stand rack display, Coca-Cola trays, console radios several, cookie jars, Coon Chicken Inn, Corgi, cowboy children’s outfits, crafts, crates, crystal, Daisy, Dent, Depression glass, desk, desk accessories, Dinky, Disneyana collections 1000s, display cases, Doepke, doll clothes many labeled, doll clothes trunks, doll furniture and houses, dolls, Donald Duck collections, elk poker chips, embossed metal double 2-sided street signs with brackets, enamel-topped tables, enamelware, ephemera, Ertl, Eveready Mazda store display, Fire King kitchen items, fish bowls, Fisher Price vintage toy collection, Fishers feed sign, fishing collectibles, Flash Gordon, Flintstones, floor and table model spinning display cases filled with advertising pins premiums, fountain dispensers, framed art, frames hundreds of sizes, furniture, Gabriel, games and puzzles, gardening supplies and tools, gauges and gadgets and guy goodies, Gene Autry, Gerber baby, GI Joe items, Gibbs, Girard, glass canning jars clear blue brown, glass-front display cases, Globe-Wernicke, golf clubs, Gong Bell Toys, Graham Bradley, Griswold, H&P, hand tools, hardware fixtures, Hasbro, hat pins, Hopalong Cassidy, Horseman, Hot Wheels cars and trucks, hotel or bank door with drawer, household items, Hubley, Humphrey Mobile with original box, Ideal, industrial lamps, industrial metal lawyers bookcases, infant feeding dishes, ink bottles, insulators, International Harvester, It’s A Beaut, Ives, jewelry, Jocko, Kanto, Katrinka, Kayo sign, Kenner, Kenton, Keystone, Kilgore, King Features, kitchen utensils, knives, Kool cigarette dispenser, Kosuge, lamps, Laurel and Hardy, Lesner, library card file cabinet, license plates, light fixtures, Lil Abner Dogpatch, Lindberg, linens, Lionel, Little Lulu, Lone Ranger, Lusterware, Madame Alexander, Manoil, marble collection, Marusan, Marx, matchbook cover collection, Matchbox cars and trucks, Mattel, McCoy, mechanical tools, medicine bottles, Merry Makers Marx with original box, metal advertising plates, metal and cast iron doll furniture, Metal Cast, metal office cabinets, Metalcraft, Mickey Mouse extensive collections, Mickey Mouse Talkie with Jecktor original box, Midgetoy, milk and cream bottles many with advertising, milk crates, milk glass cold cream bottles, miniature toy guns, Moon Mullins, Mother Goose, Mothers Cookie display boxes, movie posters, nodders, Nylint, oak chairs, oak wall hung toilet and assembly, Occupied Japan, office items old, Ohio Art, old bottles hundreds various sizes and colors, old paper, Olympia beer collectibles, Orobr Germany, Orphan Annie and Sandy, Parrish Fox Boileau more, pens, Pepsi-Cola, perfume bottles, Peter Rabbit, Pez in package no feet, pin-back buttons, Pinocchio, pin-up items, pin-up mirrors, Plasticville, pocket mirrors, political buttons, pool/billiard balls, porcelain, wood metal signs, posters, pottery, primitive kitchen items, printers trays, pulp fiction novels, R&B Doll Co., railroad scale, Ralstoy, ray gun toys, records 33 45 78, Red Goose advertising, refrigerator glassware containers, Reliable, Remco, Renwal, revolving floor displays, rockets, Roi Tan Sophie Tucker contests promo, rollover army windup tanks, Roseville, Roy Rogers, Royal Doulton, rubber masks, salt pepper shakers, scales, Schaper Stomper, Schuco, Seafair items, Select-It candy dispenser, sewing supplies, Shawnee, Sheaffer pen floor display case, sheriff badges, Shirley Temple flirty eye doll, Singer sewing machines, small appliances, Smith-Miller, Smitty, Snoopy, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, space guns, Speidel revolving store display case, spice jars, sporting goods, Star Wars, steamer trunk, steel toys, Steelcraft, stoneware, store displays, Straits, Strauss, Streamline Siren Sparkling pistol, Structo, Sun Rubber, Superman, Sylvania TV-Radio tube serviceman’s case, tabletop display cases, tabletop jukebox, thermometer advertising pictures, TIB, Timex counter top revolving display case, Timex floor model revolving display case, Timex watch display cases, tin litho toys, tins, tip trays, Tomica, Tonka, tools, Tootsietoys, Tot Tested Toys, toy guns and holsters, toy stoves, train accessories and parts, trains and train sets, treadle sewing machines, typewriters, U.S. Metal Toy, Unique Art, United Toy, US Zone Germany, USFL media guides, vanity items, Victorian globe rattle, violin string store display with tubes, Vogue, W. Germany, watches, WDE, WDP, Welch jelly glasses, Whizz Wheels, wind-up toy collection, Wolverine, wooden boxes, wooden crates, wooden file cabinets, Wyandotte, Yatming, yellow drop leaf table, Zenith cobra-matic record player. (This is a partial list.)


email: patty@sistersantiques.com



***UPDATE: Due to the volume of this estate, there is not sufficient room to display everything that will be for sale and still allow enough room for people to shop. Per the request of our client, we will hold a second sale offering the balance of the estate.



(Over 800 photographs have been taken and edited down to about 250 so far, beginning with our preliminary pictures, through set-up and as we complete final displays; sorry they aren't grouped better, but this is the way they load onto the site. We will be adding additional photos as we can.)

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