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What is the best item you’ve picked at an estate sale?

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What is the best item you’ve picked at an estate sale?
« on: October 27, 2013, 09:23:49 AM »
By best we could mean the one that made the most money, but it might also be the most unique,
the most fun, the most anything !


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Re: What is the best item you’ve picked at an estate sale?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 10:11:58 AM »
I think the best was the Pommes Anna pan.

williams-sonoma (dot) com/products/mauviel-copper-pommes-anna-pan/

Got it for $8.  But more than the price its just a hard item to find.  Not many out there.  It's a pan to make ONE thing.  All its used for.  And a very time consuming, unhealthy, recipe at that.


I think all the high end copper cookware is cool.   See a lot of copper but 90% is crap.  When you find a really old piece with stamps, can trace it back to some kitchen from early 1900's.....it's history.   Even better when you find a piece for $20, fix it and sell it for $250.    ;D


Runner up?
The electric mixer from the 1920's still in box and with original bowl.    Picked for $15.    Bowl alone sells for $50-ish.  Its like brand new.   Kinda cool to have an old vintage mixer on the counter but that its actually functional is even cooler.   Some collector would probably have a heart attack if he found out I am using it but its way better than the $40 Target mixer I had.......





Re: What is the best item you’ve picked at an estate sale?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 11:05:14 AM »
Yesterday I picked up an antique Seth Thomas mantle clock with the key, pendulum and working AND a 1930's/40's Western Union Blanks box with porcelain sign AND the blank sheets for money orders and money wires for $20.


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