Estate Sale News July 2016
Jerry Lewis collectibles, a lock of David Bowie's hair, there's no end to the things you can find at Estate Sales & Auctions.
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Estate Sale & Auction News
'Calling All Collectors' Documentary Short Accepted Into The Long Island International Film Expo
Congratulations to Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales who's documentary short about one of the most incredible collector's sales ever presented was accepted into the Long Island International Film Expo. The video is available to watch here.
Jerry Lee Lewis' Estate Sale
Lucky fans of Jerry Lee Lewis were able to attend an estate sale on the singer's ranch June 24th. Items for sale included clothes worn by the singer (including a jacket from the Class of 55 priced at $15,000), vintage records and even a Rolls Royce. Fans came from as far away as Germany and Australia for a chance to own one of Lewis's items.
We especially loved this Facebook post on the sale's page from Jo Angela Moses of Olive Branch, MS:
How Much Would You Pay For A Lock Of David Bowie's Hair?
A snippet of the singer's blonde hair sold for $18,750 in an auction last month held by Heritage Auctions. The lock of hair came from Wendy Farrier, an employe at Madame Tussauds who received his hair in order to create a matching wig for his wax figure at the museum.
June's Most Controversial Auction
NPR is calling it a great big Gangster Garage Sale, families of the victims are struggling with the idea that an auction might glamorize this mobster's crimes, the U.S. Marshals are looking at it as a way to compensate the families of those who lost love ones to the owner's crime. In the end the auction raised $109,295 dollars for the victims' families.
Links We Love
Next time you think no one want's to buy that huge tub of wine corks at the estate sale you are at, think again - there is a creative use for just about everything, including 285,000 wine corks.
Imagine finding family memorabilia while doing a search on eBay. That's just what happened to James Bolin who discovered a lot with four postcards showing his grandfather. Check out his fascinating journey through family history and how the eBay seller helped him learn even more about his family history.
Estate Sale Find Of The Month
And last but not least our favorite estate sale find from around the web this month. We hope Cecil Blake found a good home! #CabbagePatchKids
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