Because of Coronavirus, this is a by-appointment-only sale. Your mask is required, and we ask that you practice social distancing. It is an exceptionally large home so five or six appointments can occur concurrently. Attention dealers! There are literally thousands of smalls. The decedent was a giant in the community, a teacher, and a world traveler. She was the founder of the La Canada Kiwanis Literacy Program, Ambassador of the Year repeatedly for the La Canada Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of Montrose-Verdugo City and Crescenta Valley Chambers. She was a devout Christian, an unofficial ambassador for her La Canada Methodist Church, and everyone she ever met had an open invitation to attend. She was an enthusiastic SC fan (her husband's alma mater), had season tickets to the football games and had a personal relationship with Traveler. She was my hero!
Furniture – There are lots of antiques from England, America, and Asia (some Hong Kong Chinese exports). Dressers, Washstands, Secretaries, Secretary Bookcases (one is Victorian with a barrel roll), Highboys, Bars, Occasional Tables, Lamp Tables, Nesting Tables, Bookcases (one rare revolving table type), Corner Cabinets an S Rolltop desk. There is a rare Hoosier from 1880 with a wrapped zinc top. There is a round oak American Table and Chairs, circa 1900, with numerous leaves, a small round Breakfast Table with unusual bent metal ice cream Chairs. Easy Chairs, Rockers, Ottomans. There are numerous reproductions as well. A country China Buffet in the dining room, a 10’ long display in the living room, A set of 4 breakfast bar stools in dark brown rush. There are some 60’s vintage pieces: long and low console cabinets, wall-to-wall open shelving, etc.
Furnishings – Clocks, mirrors, shelves, art, iron coat-umbrella rack, iron whatnot stand, Fern Stands.
Lighting – Floor, Table & hanging Lamps.
Sporting Goods – Tennis rackets, balls of all sports, baseball hats.
Books – Thousands! An entire wall of Sci-Fi paperbacks!
Media – Music & Movies, Records (78, 45, 33 RPM), DVD’s, CDs, 8-Tracks, Cassettes All $1 ea. Except the cylinders records, which are $2 each.
Electronics – RCA Camcorders, Cameras, Lenses, projectors, Binoculars, desk top tower (hard drive removed), telescope, Stereo components, Monitor, carrying cases.
Music – Baby Grand Piano by Henry F. Miller with matching bench, Auto-Harp in case, electronic keyboard, 2 piano stools, various foreign wind and drum type instruments.
Toys & Games – A Gorgeous Doll House & furniture, Dolls, Doll Furniture & Clothes, Stuffed Animals including Disney, Board Games, Children’s furniture, Children’s Books.
Clothes – Women’s, size 14/16. Many from other countries, Shoes, Bags, Hats, Scarves,
Costume Jewelry - Yes
Collectibles - Turtles, Owls, Dolphins and other Sea Life, Lighthouses, figures, Miniatures with displays, Lead People, Trinket Boxes, Early American Kitchen Tools, Japanese Dolls behind Glass, Cookbooks, Story Book Dolls from 1950’s, umbrellas, canes,
Textiles – Quilts (some old), blankets, Throws, Sheets, Pillows, Table Cloths, Napkins, etc.
Unusual Things – Their son is a gaffer. Several years ago, he worked on the Academy Awards. The back wall that was designed for The Green Room (where the stars go after the event) was an underwater scene done with leather fish against a plexiglass ocean. His boss gave it to him at the end of the night and he remembers it cost the Academy thousands of dollars to have made. It consists of two very large pieces of plexiglass with the leather sea life features on them. The front one has a clear background and behind that was the one with the dark blue background. They would be great for a small theatre or bar. $500 OBO.
More Unusual Things – Numerous Spider Boxes, need TLC, $100 each.
A modern Safe with a keypad, 5’ tall, antique finish.
An authentic Elephant Bell on a stand.