Apr 152020
 

My tie-dye project turned out pretty groovy! I experimented with the bulls-eye, spiral, and crumple techniques. I used the Tulip 5-color tie-dye kit from Wal-Mart. I used three of the five dye colors and was able to dye five shirts. I got the best results from following the directions on the box (amazing!). I watched some tutorials on Youtube and pretty much everyone dyed their shirts while they were wet. The shirts I dyed while they were wet didn’t have as vibrant of colors after I washed and dried them so I’ll stick to applying the dye while the shirts are dry. I look forward to ordering more dye to re-create more shirts. During this first run I tried different things each day with one shirt to figure out what worked best. It was fun every morning to wash out the shirt of the day after it set overnight to see how the pattern came out.

Our estate sale agent of the week is Roy Dudley. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to check out his Facebook page, Roy Dudley Estate Sales, to see photos from his amazing collections. He has been sharing some incredible things! Below are his answers:

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1.) Business Name: Roy Dudley Estate Sales, LLC 

2.) Your Name: Roy Dudley 

3.) Names of those who work with you (workers/helpers/employees) during your sales:  
Justin Henderson,Greg Smith, Ruth Klingbeil, Kaye Garrett, Melissa Guldin, Carolyn Halsell, Don Edwards, Laura Singleton Joe Klingbeil, Carol Mendel, Mary Read Askew 

4.) What cities/area do you cover in Arkansas?
State wide as well as Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana 

5.) How did you get involved with estate sales?
Grew up with Estate Sales – earliest memories going to auctions with my mother and then selling the items in my Aunts sales. My mother’s best friend was an antiques dealer in Elkins- I spent many days hanging out there – picking and selling items for my mother’s friends and dealer John Banks.  I became a Licensed antiques dealer 1985, both Booths, two independent shops and a multi state show circuit including heart of country in Nashville and the HADA show in Houston Texas. licensed estate liquidator and appraiser 1995 This is my 25 year of estate sales! 

6.) What’s the most interesting thing you’ve found in a sale?
We do not have enough time to list them all. Do to confidentially clauses there are some we won’t speak about.  I refused to sell two human mummies once. Also discovered a ‘slide-under- the -bed’ bondage box.  We sold two chairs that belonged to Teddy Roosevelt, a 65,000 cabinet , a group of Rower internment camp art and diaries in the U of A  museum system, some great additions to national museums and curated collections have been discovered here in Arkansas too 

7.) Do you collect anything?
I like to collect the best example of any category particularly one-of-a-kind items. The best will always hold its value as well as one of a kind items or items with firm provenance 

8.) Anything else you’d like for us to know?
 Estate work this hard but is very rewarding You walk a line keeping your client happy and your customers satisfied. I love my job. My crew, customers and clients enrich my life daily.  Where can you have a job where you are constantly learning? My staff are Exceptional they do an incredible things in short amounts of time.  They all learn daily. As a team we are very proud of the service we provide. When I started my business I wanted to make a living doing what I love- now six people make a full time living from my dream. 

We are lucky Little Rock offers a great market for Estate Sales with plenty of work for every company.  Each company has their own set of unique talents   I was lucky ,as a new company ,I received tons of advice from Ralph and Sue Irwin, Bette Bogart, June Blankenship and Adrienne Cockrill. The insights to the estate sale industry they provided me were invaluable.   Much of their advice I use daily.  If one of us excels the whole business is elevated. 

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I know the online auctions aren’t the same as attending the sales in person, but if you haven’t been checking them out every week, you should be! There’s some great stuff listed! Here are the details:

Private Sale

Thursday, April 9
By Appointment only until after mandated group restrictions
(501) 960-1858 

North Little Rock, Arkansas

This was going to be a traditional estate sale but the virus ruined that! This is a house full of many great items from past to present. See all the pics at the below link. Only one person or couple at a time. We have latex gloves and hand sanitizer at the entry to be smart. Written offers are welcome however I am not really sure when we will actually get to the point of looking at them. Everything is kind of up in the air right now for obvious reasons. Social distancing is required. We do take this very seriously as I have a parent that does not need to be exposed to the virus. Hopefully this will be public at some point but we just don’t know so this seems to be the smart safe way to go about this. We are a private couple not an estate sale company so there are probably some bargains for all you resellers out there.
Private Sale photos on Facebook Marketplace






Auctions


Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro

Auction Begins:
Friday, April 10, 12:00PM
Auction Ends:
Tuesday, April 21, 7:00PM

North Little Rock, Arkansas 72113

The items in this auction come from 3 generations of the same family, they have all been lovingly preserved by members throughout the generations. Items include early American antiques and collectibles, including furniture and home decor. There is also an array of beautiful, primitive pieces, like a dry sink cabinet or wooden hand tools. There’s also a Vintage Williams Casanova pinball machine. Come check out all the items at LittleRock.CTbids.com.

All bidding starts at $1.00 with no reserves on most items!  Registration is simple, no credit card required. Pick-up is April 24 & 25 in Little Rock (zip code is 72213) from 10 am to 1pm – winning bidders will get the exact address on their invoice. 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 details with photos



Caring Transitions of Little Rock Metro

Auction Begins:
Friday, April 17, 12:00PM
Auction Ends:
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00PM

North Little Rock, Arkansas 72113

CTBids Collectible Teddy Bears and Home Décor
This sale has 3 different household’s items. There are a lot of great collectible Cherished Teddies items and other teddy bear decor and more. There is also some very lovely home decor and furniture.

Come check out all the items at LittleRock.CTbids.com.

All bidding starts at $1.00 with no reserves on most items!  Registration is simple, no credit card required. Pick-up is May 1 & 2 in Little Rock (zip code is 72213) from 10 am to 1pm – winning bidders will get the exact address on their invoice. 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 details with photos

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