I am counting my blessings that I was able to have the Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market last weekend and that for many exhibitors it was a success. Shows in Texas and Louisiana were shut down right after all the exhibitors had set up so both promoters and exhibitors lost lots of money. We only had a third of the usual number of customers join us in Maumelle, but I am so thankful for those customers coming out and spending money with our exhibitors. Many Bella Rustina exhibitors sell at shows for a living and are facing weeks without income because so many events have been canceled, especially Canton and Round Top in Texas. The April 4-5 Bella Rustina in Conway has been postponed until April 25-26. I’m hoping with all the efforts to keep everyone from getting/spreading the coronavirus that we’ll get to keep the April 25-26 weekend. I know we’d all love for this uncertain time to be over as soon as possible so we can get back to normal and have no trouble finding toilet paper and necessities!
Estate sale agents are facing similar dilemmas with their sales. I know Pennsylvania Trading Company and Roy Dudley Estate Sales are postponing their sales for now. Rook’s Antiques will be posting leftover items online for sale from last weekend’s estate sale. Caring Transitions and Saugey’s will be using online auctions to liquidate estates. Some agents are forced to have in-home sales (while taking many precautions to keep the public safe) to help clients clear homes that have sold. I’ll keep everyone as informed as I can as our agents come up with ways to sell during this ever-evolving situation.
Here are the sales I know about for this weekend:
Runaround Sue Antiques & Estate Sale Services
Thursday, March 19
3:00PM – 7:00PM
Friday – Saturday, March 20-21
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday, March 22
10:00AM – 3:00PM
10312 Stardust Trail
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
Due to the sale of the home and closing scheduled next week, we must complete this estate sale this weekend. We understand and are in agreement with the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus and CDC recommendations. During the sale, we will have hand sanitizer and gloves available for anyone who attends the sale. If we can find face masks, we will have those available also. This is a two story home, main level and basement, with a garage, backyard and shed full of items. We will monitor the number of buyers in the home at all times and limit entrance to minimize exposure when necessary.
Matching chair to sofa;
Glass items of all kinds;
Glass top coffee table;
Collectibles of all types – some vintage;
Office equipment and supplies;
Bar items including decanters, lights, Neon & more;
Several sets of bar stools;
Florida Room with Wicker sofa, chairs, tables, mirrors;
Tables, pedestals, exercise equipment, treadmill, planters;
Chairs & more downstairs;
CD’s and DVD’s;
Games, cards, poker shuffler, chess sets;
Tool room is full as well as an outside storage building;
Yard ornaments including windmills;
Outdoor vintage metal table & chairs set;
Outdoor metal furniture;
Flower pots galore, whimsical and other outdoor items for windows, tables, etc.;
Large dining room table and chairs;
China Cabinet with Silver pieces and glass;
Kitchen has vintage Pyrex, Tupperware, and more!
Runaround Sue Estate Sales details with photos
Estate Sale by Rook’s Antiques
Lonoke, Arkansas 72086
Estate Sale, we had planned to return on Saturday for a
Final day of our sale in Lonoke. Many very nice items remain.
With the current health situation we think it is in the best interest and safety of everyone not to open to the public on Saturday. We will post pictures of some of the remaining items available on Friday afternoon and if you have interest contact us. These will be on our facebook page, rooks lamplighter antiques, and estatesales.net pages.
Estate Sale by Rook’s Antiques Facebook Page
Saugey’s Pinnacle Auction & Estate Sales
Monday, March 23
Benton, Arkansas 72015
This small timed auction has 4 items that were part of Saline County history and more particularly the town of Bauxite.
The millstones offered are the last known mated set from the Water mill on Holly Creek, built in 1838.
The Aluminum canoe was built by John Gibbons in 1937, who along with his father were instrumental in bring the ALCOA company to Arkansas.
The back bar cabinet is in the home of the late Jean Cowden, a well known Art conservator and relative of Mr. Gibbons, bought at Schroeder’s Antiques in the 1970’s.
The Water mill stone water feature was built for Mr. Gibbons to complement the millstones, and are presumed to be a replica of the old mill at Holly Creek.
Both the millstones and water feature are built on a concrete deck and mortared in place. The BUYER is responsible for removal.
Preview for this auction will be Thursday & Friday, March 19th & 20th from 3:30-6pm.
Terms: We will accept cash, check w/ proper I.D., credit & Debit Visa, MasterCard or discover, PayPal & WePay. A 4% CC Fee and/or 5% online bidding fee will apply. This is a PICK UP ONLY auction. All sales are final. Inspection is encouraged. Buyer is responsible to remove the items in a timely manner – weather permitting. Pick up on Mar. 24th 12-5pm or by appointment.
Contact John Saugey at 501-258-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for viewing appointment or info on this auction or any of our services.
Saugey’s Pinnacle Auction & Estate Sales details with photos
Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro
Tuesday, March 24
Little Rock, Arkansas 72227
The owners are a well traveled couple who lived in their family home for over 30 years, collecting eclectic items from various places. This sale includes a range of items: Stampin’ Up! crafting collection, furniture, vintage decor and art, children’s transportation, and accessible equipment
All bidding starts at $1.00 with NO RESERVES! Pick-up is March 27 and March 28 in Little Rock zip 72227 from 10 am to 12pm – winning bidders will get the exact address on their invoice. There will be additional items for sale at pick up! Please note, ending times stagger every minute thereafter until all lots are closed at 8pm.
To view the auction items in more detail, please visit our auction page: LittleRock.CTBids.com
Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro
Tuesday, April 7
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
THIS SALE HAS CHANGED FROM A LIVE ESTATE SALE IN HOME TO OUR ONLINE AUCTIONS, LittleRock.CTBids.com
All bidding starts at $1.00 with NO RESERVES! Registration is simple, no credit card required. Pick-up is April 10 & 11 in Little Rock (zip code is 72212) from 10 am to 12pm – winning bidders will get the exact address on their invoice. There will be additional items for sale at pick up! Please note, ending times stagger every minute thereafter until all lots are closed at 8pm.
This home has it all, from gorgeous antiques and contemporary yard art. This time we want to highlight the home and garden items because you’ll love the colorful, whimsical, unique items to brighten your yard and your mood – just at the right time! We have metal patio furniture, solar fountains, yard statutes, really cool spinning wheel lawn art, resin pieces such as bunnies and angels; new in bag indoor/outdoor rugs; casual dishes with reds, yellow, and blues! And, holiday decor. Yes, I know… but some of it is very unique so get a great buy and stash it for a few months – this year is flying. Inside, we have an antique formal dining room table/chairs with matching china hutch; gorgeous rich tones of blue/gold sofa and bench; mahogany wood buffet cabinet (Georgetown Galleries); marble top dresser w/ mirror; stunning ornately carved wood King headboard, several side tables and lamps. Lots more to see and buy at this sale.
Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro details with photos