This is by far the CRAZIEST estate sale I have ever been too (and you know, I've been bitching for a while how expensive they have gotten)! Expected there to be tons of people/dealers attending and prices to be high (not insane though). Arrived an hour after opening and still had to wait 45 minutes, surprisingly I was only #54. People might have decided to pass on the sale guessing crowds and inflated prices.
While standing in line, Mr. Dealer (I see him everywhere even at my thrift stores) walked out with tons of boxes - he must have bought everything as his truck was crammed to busting.
My photo below is what was left of the Dansk Kobenstyle (the CathrineHolm, Finel and others sold) - the red Paella pan is $85, the aqua $125, red square $75 and the brown stockpot over $100.
Anyway, the owner bought everything from estates and thrifts (saw Unique Thrift grease pencil on a Dansk bowl). He has at least 8 thrift stores in the area. I'm guessing he started 20 years ago seeing all the unsold Russel Wright (including furniture) in the apartment.
Passed on the Arabia pitcher for $45, as I was in no mood to give my bills to this rip-off sale.
The above photo is the estate priced $1200 George Nelson bench made by Herman Miller. Brand new/retail this very same bench is $999 at DWR and Room & Board. Is it a first issue or something?
All the nice Scandinavian glass was gone. Almost everything left was chippy or just to cray-cray expensive.
What's weird, is some of the people I talked to thought they were getting such good deals - they must not check out Ebay or Etsy? I can understand if it's something is rare but then that what I expect at auction houses?
This whole sale was confusing to me? If someone cares to explain it to me...
|Owl vase was gone, Blenko fish was $150|
|Spisa Ribb was a chippy, sadness|