40 - 75 % OFF Estate of Actress Ellen Corby (Grandma in Walton's TV Show!) Tons of Antiques & Movie Memorabilia

Dates & Times (US/Mountain)

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sale Description

Estate of Actress Ellen Corby (Grandma in Walton's TV Show!) Tons of Antiques & Movie Memorabilia.

The last of "Old Hollywood!"

Ellen Corby is best remembered for the role of Grandma Esther Walton on the TV series The Walton’s, for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama. Her career in Hollywood began in the 1930s and spanned though the 1990s. Corby appeared in classic films including Sabrina (w/ Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart), It’s A Wonderful Life (w/ James Stewart), Madame Bovary. She also appeared in classic TV series including:  I Love Lucy, Perry Mason, The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, Hawaii 50.

Some Items Include:

  • Ellen Corby’s jewelry, fine and costume (jewelry will not be kept on premises during the sale)
  • Ellen Corby’s vintage clothing: Nice selection of 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s clothing
  • Ellen Corby’s purses, handbags, wallets, leather gloves, silk handkerchiefs
  • Ellen Corby’s fine perfume collection from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Many bottles are still sealed in original boxes, so brands include Christian Dior, Lanvin, Caron, Ma Griffin, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Chloe, Nina Ricci, etc…some crystal and bohemian glass bottle too!

Autographs and Hollywood Memorabilia

  • Many signed Walton’s TV show items
  • Ellen Corby’s photo albums with various Hollywood Celebrities
  • Signed copy of Ellen Corby’s “I Remember Mama” book and Academy Award related press for this film.
  • 40s Signed photo of Joan Crawford
  • 40s Signed photo of Edward G. Robinson
  • Signed letter to Ellen Corby from Burt Renyolds
  • Wayne Gretsky and team signed Kings hockey puck
  • 40s set of gold guilt lithographs by Lionel Barrymore
  • 1949 Academy Awards program and ticket stub
  • Person scrapbooks of Ellen Corby from the 40s and 50s
  • Ellen Corby’s diary from the early 1950s
  • Large oil painting from 50s by Ellen Corby
  • Mid-century modern tile art by Ellen Corby
  • 1st Edition of Ellen Corby’s book “The Pebble of Gibraltar”
  • Sealed 60s Family Affair Board Game
  • Misc Hollywood Memorabilia from 1940s-1980s


  • Signed mid-century modern oil paintings
  • Signed lithographs
  • 70s brass and stone Jere’ style art sculptures

China, Pottery and Kitchen

  • Vintage set of Franciscan “Apple” with rare serving pieces.
  • Fine china, bone china, chintz china
  • Set of vintage Noritake china
  • Set of silverware from The Beverly Hills Hotel via 1950s
  • Mid-century modern glassware
  • Bauer bowls
  • Stoneware
  • 1940s Mexican pottery
  • Pyrex
  • Milk glass
  • Depression glass / Cranberry glass
  • 60s / 70s art glass
  • Corning Ware
  • Bakelite serving pieces
  • Beer steins
  • Crystal
  • Mid-century modern cutlery sets in box
  • Pair of 1930s white over ceramic and metal Hollywood Regency planters
  • Vintage linens and lace table clothes from 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

Recording Equipment / Media / Books

  • Mint cond. Early 1950s Grundig mid-century stereo w/ record player
  • 60s tube console w/ record player
  • Portable victrola 78 rpm record player
  • 1970s Squatron VX pop art 8 track player
  • VCR
  • Flat screen TV
  • 8  track tapes
  • Lp’s: Rock, movie, weird, new wave, 78 rpm, 45 rpms
  • Guitar
  • Banjo
  • 1940s Upright Musette Piano
  • Antique Accordion
  • 1980s portable Casio keyboards
  • Rare Books: Signed and out of print, 1st editions
  • Books: Film, philosophy and eastern religion, art, health and healing, automotive


  • 1960s bicycle
  • Early 1930s rare Ouija board in Orig. box.
  • 1980s Simon Says game sealed in box
  • Antique view finder with cards
  • Antique 40s or 50s vending machine
  • Antique lighting and lamps
  • Antique Royal typewriter in box
  • Vintage globe
  • Vintage apothecary / alchemy dispenser
  • Cross pens
  • Clocks and watches
  • Meissen style china figurines
  • Mid-century alarm clock in box


  • 1940s Hollywood Regency highboy chest of draws
  • 1940s Cherry wood dresser and nightstand
  • Cherry wood jewelry cabinet
  • Shabby Chic vintage barn style table
  • Antique 1900s carved table
  • 1950s hand painted Asian screen
  • 60s mid-century table with 6 chairs
  • Set of 3 50s mid-century modern stacked tables
  • Set of walnut carved oriental tables
  • Modern leather couch
  • Like new hospital bed
  • Wheelchair
  • Walker
  • Queen bed


  • Washer and dryer
  • Sheets, blankets and towels
  • Religious and spiritual memorabilia

Please do not call for pricing . We will only be able to provide this information at the actual sale.  Everything will be priced moderately, below retail value leaving profit for resellers and dealers.


Do not tenant living in guest house during the sale. 

To be fair to people traveling long distances to our sales, our Sign In Sheet will go up the MORNING of the SALE when we arrive. First in line, will be first on the list. You must be in line to have your space on the sign in sheet.

Cash and Business Checks with physical location only. Bring help to load large items.  All sales final. No returns. We have to right not to sell items we believe price tags have been tampered with. California Sales tax will be added, unless you have a current resale license on hand or on file with us.

By entering this home, you hold harmless our company, the homeowner and all employees.

While we do not pre-sell, and do our best to make sure everything in the photos is at our sale, on rare occasion owner or relatives may remove an item in photo. Please E-mail questions and inquiries as we hardly answer our phone prior to and during the sale!



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