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The Estate of Arleen Brown

PLEASE NOTE: By-laws of this over-55 community restrict “outsiders” from attending estate sales held here. If you are a resident, a friend or relative of any resident, you are able to attend. We’ve held some amazing sales here in the past, but per HOA regulations no one will be allowed in just by mentioning the estate sale!

IF you see something you are interested in purchasing, please email me immediately. Serious buyers only!

Description of sale: The original owner of the home, Arleen moved here in 1986 after living in Bellevue since 1958. An active volunteer throughout her lifetime, her most recent activities involved her work at the Marianwood facility as well as being the secretary of the local homeowner’s association for fifteen years after its inception.

Arleen had a lifetime love of the earth, the plants, and the creatures who lived there. She was an avid bird watcher, a Mariner's fan (watched all the games), and a patron of the Village Theater, but she most enjoyed spending the holidays with her family and friends, who will miss her dearly during those celebrations.

We’ve enjoyed working on her estate and feel like we’ve known her for a long time.

A partial list includes: 3-section curved sofa with off-white upholstery, Aladdin Thermos set in original case, American Carousel Horse Tobin Fraley collection, assorted florist vases, baking dishes, beautiful king size ensemble including spread and shams, Belleek dessert set, books, bookshelves, brass floor lamp, Brentwood classic iron, Cal Mode upholstered mid-century chair with matching ottoman, Candlewick, card table with 4 padded chairs, Carel soft-bonnet ionic hair dryer, chairs, china, Christmas items, coffee makers, coffee table with glass, collectibles, collection of bird/birding books, Continental china “Script”, corner table to accommodate sewing machine, Corningware, crystal, cut crystal, Denby English china “Spirit”, drawers full of assorted kitchen gadgets, dressers, EAPG, Embertec Emberplug AV NIB, end tables, Farberware pots and pans, Ficks Reed vintage rattan dining chairs (4) with upholstered seats, Ficks Reed vintage rattan lounge chairs (2) with upholstered cushions, Ficks Reed vintage rattan ottoman with upholstered seat, Fostoria candle holders pair, Fry cut crystal, furnishings, Gabrielli (Old Biscayne) signed full size iron headboard and frame, games and puzzles, gardening supplies and tools, Goebel, hand carved pair of wooden ducks, Haviland china, household items, housewares, HP Officejet 4610, IBM Wheelwriter 1000 by Lexmark, International stainless mid-century “Astra” flatware in wooden cutlery box, Italian Hollywood Regency brass etagere, hoof foot with 6 glass shelves 6’ tall Labarge?, J.H. Lighting alabaster with antiqued brass chain hanging fixture absolutely stunning, jewelry costume TONS, J.H. Lighting brass swing-arm wall lamp, king-sized (double twin) headboard with 2 twin mattresses and box springs, kitchen utensils, lamp tables, lamps, Lane teak end tables (2) with glass tops, Lane teak long side table, lazy Susan snack set, Libbey cut crystal, Limoges china, linens fine, luggage, magazine racks, Mastercraft brass faux bamboo Hollywood Regency mid-century modern, mattress set full size, Mid-century stainless serving pieces, mirrors, Murano pair of blue and green birds, needlepoint, octagonal pedestal base 4’ dining table, office chair with upholstered seat and wooden base, Pfaff model 2048 sewing machine, pottery, Revere Ware, Riccar Supralite and SupraQuik vacuums with bags and accessories, rosewood 8-drawer chest, round wooden 4-drawer cabinet/night stand with leather top, Royal Copenhagen porcelain otter, Royal Winton, Samsung 32” LCD HDTV, Scan Design teak corner table, Scan Design teak desk top, Scan Design teak mobile file units (2) with 3 drawers, set of TV tables with stand, sewing supplies, Sharp Carousel over the counter microwave new and never mounted, Sherrill diamond mahogany game table, silk plants, silver-plate, slatted mid-century walnut bench 5’ long with custom cushions, small kitchen appliances, sterling, sterling and glass condiment set one piece as is, sterling knives, Stiffel swing-arm wall lights (2), stone china compote, tole painted tray, tools, toothpick holders large collection all types, Turin/Bavaria with gold edging, Uldum Danish Furniture Design mid-century cabinet with sliding doors and shelves, upholstered rocker chair, Vietic Italian creamer sugar salt pepper, wall rack, Waterford, Willitts Design composition carousel horses for wall mount, wine table floor lamp, wood cabinet with drawer and door, Woodard white rectangular patio table and 4 chairs with upholstered cushions, work table on casters extendable, woven rush bench 4’ and more.

Art includes original and signed oil paintings, serigraphs, water colors, wood cuts:

Elton Bennett “Tall Sailing Ship”
Elton Bennett “Sea Hostage”
Julio Llanera signed original oil
Peg Brown signed original oil
H. Kleiber signed original water color “Mallards”
Pesl signed and numbered wood cut “Avocets”
Papyrus “Birds of the East”
Leroy Greene signed oil painting
John Greenleaf signed oil painting
John Westcott signed and numbered 25/125 “Looff Carousel Horse”
John Westcott signed and numbered 40/125 “Looff Carousel Horse”
Frankie Buckley “White Dogwood”
Ted DeGrazia “Child Riding Carousel”

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email: patty@sistersantiques.com

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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.

* A note about the sign-up list: Please understand I have no control over who is first in line; I only control how many people will be allowed in at any given time. At some point prior to the sale and after the address is published, I will put out a clipboard with a sign-up list on my letterhead. This is done to avoid lists of others being pulled by less-than-honest people who then start a new list with their name first. If a person chooses to be on the premises before the official list is provided, it is up to that person(s) to know placement in line and add their name to the official list. Again – the list is self-managed by the buyers, not me!

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.

DESCRIPTION OF SALE: We began working on this estate in May and held the first sale in August. Our contract stipulated that we would hold 2 sales, each for 3 consecutive days, 2 months apart. We probably unpacked, cleaned, displayed, photographed, and priced a little more than half of the estate for the first sale. As of today (about 2 weeks before the next sale) we are still going through bins and boxes and crates of treasures trying to display them and we are running out of room!

As we continue unpacking, I will try to update the list below as well as add additional photos. Also, if you are interested in the history of this estate you can read it at the very end of the description.

A partial list includes: 1930s GE monitor refrigerator curved legs, 1950s movie posters, 40 plus bins of stuff we never saw that were added just 3 weeks before the sale, 50s-90s toys for the younger collector, a myriad of goodies you should buy now and figure out what to do with later, advertising collections, advertising prints with thermometers, aerial postcards, Akro Agate huge collection, albums/vinyls thousands that will be cheap - the more you buy the bigger the discount, Alley Oop items, altered art inventory for DYI projects, amazing treasures that I have never before seen and will never see again and will wish I could buy them all, American Bisque, American Flyer, Amos & Andy Fresh Air Taxi, Annie Oakley, antique and pretty old bottles and jars, antique toasters make great lamps, Arcade dollhouse items, Art Deco single-door narrow armoire, Auburn, automobilia, awesome vintage games with amazing graphics, badges letter carrier and others, bagged characters and animals and vehicles and parts and pieces to various games and toys that you can’t live without, Bakelite, bank collection, Barbie clothes and accessories and you know how she liked to shop, Barbie dolls as well as all her friends and various family members, Barclay/Manoil figures, barware, bath antique fixtures, Batman Robin, beer and Coca-Cola and other advertising trays, beer signs some working some not, Berenstain Bears, Big Little Books, bisque comic characters, Black memorabilia, board games and puzzles, Bob’s Big Boy rubber doll, Bonny Braids Dick Tracy’s daughter, books, bookshelves, bottle opener collection, bottles hundreds various sizes and colors of old ones, Breyer horse, Britains, Brio trains and tracks and more, bronze and brass bookends, Buck Rogers Daisy gun, Buddy L, bunches of great stuff on the patio covered with a traditional blue tarp, Bunnykins, Burma Shave sign, Buster Brown and his dog Tige, Buzza framed art, Cavalcade Derby game, cameras and accessories all sizes and shapes vintage, candy containers in all different forms, candy display jars, canning jars all sizes and many colors, Captain Marvel, Carnation etched soda fountain glasses from the 20s, cars Tootsietoy, cartoon character collectibles, cast iron toys cars trucks buses tractors figures animals cannons trailers trains motorcycles riders and extra pieces, cast iron cookware, celluloid dolls precious and fragile, cereal beanies not as in babies but hats, chalk character collection, chalk ware, Champion cast iron, character glasses, Chein Popeye Barrel walker, Chicos Spanish peanuts vintage advertising display jar with lid, childrens’ china sets, china, china doll sets, Christmas items, cigar box metal glass covers, cigar boxes, cigarette papers, Clarks Boilfast metal thread display cases, clay poker chips, clocks some Bakelite, Coca-Cola Coke memorabilia antique and vintage, Coca-Cola trays, collection of marbles, comic book related books but not comic books, comic character bisque figurines in boxes and not in boxes, comic print blocks, console radios may work or not but would be great transformed into a bar, cookie jars, cool stuff your mother wouldn’t save the box top for you to mail in and get, Coon Chicken Inn memorabilia, costume jewelry, counter Singer sewing machines, counter top radios, Cracker Jacks toys, crafts, crystal, Daisy, decoder pins, Dennis the Menace, Depression glass, desk accessories, Dick Tracy collections, Disney charms, Disney figurines, Disneyana collections 1000s, display cases, display fixtures, Doepke, Dogpatch, doll clothes many labeled, doll costumes shoes accessories for little dolls and big dolls, doll furniture and houses, doll trunks, dolls dolls dolls and more dolls, Donald Duck collections, Donald Duck squeaky hat, early Fisher Price, *did you know they were founded in 1930, Ed Wynn character doll, Edgar Rice Burroughs vintage paperbacks, elk poker chips, enamel-topped tables 3 of them, enamelware, English armoire, enormous matchbook cover collection, ephemera bins full, Erector set pieces, Ertl, even more Disney stuff than ever.

Extensive tin box container collection mostly advertising, Fairbanks railroad scale big and beautiful and a tad heavy, fairy garden goodies, fans with advertising, Felix the Cat the wonderful wonderful cat, figural toothbrush holders vintage, file cabinets some metal and some wood and all old, Fire King, fish bowls, Fisher Price toys and people and cars and animals and signs and everything else, Fisher Price vintage toy collection, Fishers Feed sign, fishing collectibles, flannel or felt flags, Flash Gordon, flatware, Flintstones and the Rubbles too, floor and table model spinning display cases filled with advertising pins premiums, fountain dispensers, Foxy Grandpa oh yeah, framed art collection, frames hundreds of sizes, Friar Tuck Goebel pieces, furniture lots of it from perfect to project, Gabriel, games and puzzles, garden items, gardening books and magazines, gardening supplies and tools, Gasoline Alley collectibles, gauges and gadgets and guy goodies, Gene Autry, Gerber baby, GI Joe and his K-9 pups, ginormous collection of marbles, Girard Hand Car, glass candy containers from bygone days, glass cigar box tops, glass hardware knobs for doors cabinets cupboards old not new, glass-front display cases, Globe-Wernicke, G-man car, golf clubs and bags, Gong Bell Toys, great representation of Dick Tracy and Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers and Little Orphan Annie and did I mention – Popeye and Olive and Wimpy, great repurposing treasures, green glass that fluoresces, Greyhound bus station, Griswold, gum candy nut machines, gumball machines, Halloween, hand tinted photos, hand tools, hardware fixtures, Hasbro, hat pins huge collection of nice old ones, heaters, Hopalong Cassidy treasures you won’t believe, Horseman, Huckleberry Hound and his friends, Humphrey Mobile Outhouse, Ignatz Mouse and Krazy Kat, industrial barrister bookcases, industrial multi-drawer file cabinets, International Harvester, ivory cue balls, Japanese block prints, jar lids old, jewelry, Jiminy Cricket wind-up, Jocko, just mail in the boxtop and get this kind of stuff, Kenner, Kermit and the pig, Kewpie dolls, Keystone, Kilgore, King Features, kitchen utensils, knives big ones little ones folding ones, lamps, Laurel and Hardy, lawyers bookcases, Lesner, library card file cabinet, license plates, light fixtures and light globes, lighters, Lil Abner Dogpatch, Lincoln Logs like you played with years ago, Lincoln Tunnel, Line-Mar, linens antique, Lionel, Little Lulu collection, Little Orphan Annie and Sandy bunches of it, little tiny treasures that once lived in one or two of several old printer’s trays, loads of silver plate flatware perfect for hammering away your frustrations in an attempt to create something special, Lone Ranger, *did you know he said “Hi-yo Silver and not Hi-ho Silver”, lots of playing cards, lots of project stuff so be creative and open-minded, Louis Marx, lusterware, Madame Alexander, Maggie and Jiggs, Magic Lantern, marble collection, Marx Mystery Tunnel, Marx toys, Marx train sets, matchbook cover collection, Mattel, McCoy, McDonald’s figures, mechanical tools, medicine bottles old and empty, Megos, Merry Makers Marx parts, metal advertising plates, metal and cast iron doll furniture, Metalcraft, Mickey Mouse extensive collections, Mickey Mouse Talkie Jecktor with original box, milk and cream bottles many with advertising, milk glass cold cream bottles, miniature toy guns itty bitty ones, mirror back advertising, Miss Piggy and that green frog too, mixing bowls and accessories, Moon Mullins, more pin back buttons $1 to $200, Mother Goose, Mothers Cookie yellow display boxes, movie posters, naughty upside-down pins oh my, new in package Dairy Queen Dennis the Menace cups, new old stock toys, nodders, nudie cutie vintage mirrors, oak chairs, oak wall hung toilet and assembly, Nylint, Occupied Japan, office cabinets some metal and some wood, office items vintage, Ohio Art, oil kerosene lamps.

Old lady hats with fur and/or feathers, old paper, old stamps as in postage and old stamps as in rubber, Olympia beer collectibles, original and old porcelain bath fixtures, Orobr Germany, paperback novels, Parrish Fox Boileau and more, Peanuts Snoopy Charlie Brown Woodstock, pens, Pepsi-Cola items, perfume bottles, Peter Rabbit, Pez with feet, piano rolls, pin back buttons, Pinocchio, pin-up items, pin-up mirrors, Plasticville, pocket mirrors, political buttons, pool/billiard balls, Popeye collection, Popeye marbles with bag in original box, Popeye puncher boxer, porcelain toothbrush holder collection, posters, pottery, pottery baby dishes cups plates, premiums, pretty dolls and ugly dolls; really pretty dolls and amazingly ugly dolls – think Halloween, primitive kitchen items, printers trays, projectors, pulp fiction novels, puppets lots of puppets, puzzles various shapes and sizes and material, Pyrex Corning, R&B Doll Co., railroad dishes, ray gun, records 33 45 78, Red Goose, refrigerator glassware containers, remember Christmas is coming and there are hundreds of things that would be the perfect present for someone you love, Renwal, reverse paintings, revolving floor displays, Riker mounts filled with non-paper advertising, robot plastic, rolling metal thing and glass fronts for slot machine, rollover army windup tanks, Roseville, Roy Rogers lantern scarf saddle ring and more, Royal Doulton, rubber masks from 40s and 50s creepy and fragile, salt pepper shakers, scales the kind you weigh with not the kind on fish, Seafair items, Select-It candy dispenser, Sesame Street character items, sewing machines that can be deconstructed for parts, sewing supplies, Shawnee, Sheaffer pen standing display case with curved iron feet, Shirley Temple flirty eye doll, Shmoo, Singer sewing machines, small appliances, Smith-Miller, Snow White and hopefully all Seven Dwarfs, soda fountain Carnation drinking glasses, soda pop bottles, souvenir pillowcases, Speidel revolving store display case, spice jars, sports cards galore including baseball, football, basketball and whatever else there is, Star Wars, steamer trunk, steel toys, Steelcraft, sterling, stoneware, store display jars and gum dispensers, store displays and display fixtures, stove sets, Strauss horse and cart, Structo, Sun Rubber, Superman memorabilia, Sydney Laurence prints, tabletop display cases, thermometer advertising framed pictures, things your gramma loved, things your grampa hid from your gramma, thousands of pins tokens pen toppers and more in display mounts and revolving showcases, Timex revolving display case, tin dish sets, tin litho toys, tin wind-up toys antique, Tinker Toys a personal favorite, tins, tip trays, token coins galore, Tonka, tools, Tooterville Trolley, Tootsietoy doll furniture, Tootsietoys, toy guns and holsters, toy stoves, train accessories and parts, trains planes automobiles and ships too, treadle sewing machines, Turner, type trays, typewriter, Unique Art, US Zone Germany, vanity items, variety of old board games, vintage Santa suit, Vogue, W. Germany, wardrobe trunks for dolls, washstand, watch display cases, watches, WDE, WDP, Welch jelly glasses, white elephant gifts galore, wind up crawling baby original box, wind-up toy collection, Winnie the Poo, Wolverine, Wolverine Marble Bingo, Wolverine toy washing machine, wood golf club, wooden boxes and wooden crates, Wyandotte, Yogi Bear and some of his buddies, your one and only chance to buy back your childhood...

phone: Patty (206) 914-6150

email: patty@sistersantiques.com

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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