Again L.A. - The Estate of Martin Mackey! Educator, Artist, Collector! So Many Treasures!

Dates & Times (US/Pacific)

Sat, Aug 5, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sale Address

  • Terms & Conditions

    This is a four day estate sale.  Discount Schedule Outlined in Description.

    Terms are cash and credit card purchases over $50.00 - No Amex!  Sales Tax will apply to all purchases - No Resale Accepted. 

    No Telephone Sales Accepted - We Do Not Ship!  We are happy to answer questions but cannot guarantee we will remember prices on items - There is just too much there! 


    Thank you!

  • Payment Methods

    Cash, Credit Cards

Sale Description

Again L.A. is proud to invite you to a very special estate sale. After 20 plus years in this business....I am rarely surprised by the contents of a home we have been hired to liquidate. This time I am. :-) Literally everything is collectible....lot's of rarities and tons of interesting items that you just do not see anymore! Each day we have worked...our entire team has been blown away by the crazy awesomeness we are uncovering!

This is the estate of a unique special man....Mr. Martin Mackey. Martin was a longtime East Hollywood resident (over 40 years), a beloved educator who inspired and motivated his students at John Muir in Burbank, an avid collector with an almost encyclopedic mind with collectibles, pottery, and art, a fan of mid-century furnishings, an avid golfer, an incredibly talented assemblage artist, and so much more! At one point - Martin operated an antique shop on the corner of Hollywood and Sunset called Blue Meringue! Martin viewed his two bedroom apartment as an installation and would not allow his landlord to make any changes or updates....and the unit was under constant change with art rotating on the walls. Marty did open his home to others - often preparing breakfast for the nearby homeless population. When stepping foot into Marty's "installation" one sees the man and the things that were important to him....and you are immediately struck by his absolute joy in life and natural curiosity!

This Estate Sale will be conducted Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, August 5, 6, 7, 8th in East Hollywood - Silver Lake near the intersection of Sunset and Fountain. Parking is going to be tough....but we assure you that you have not seen an estate like this in a long while...and possibly may not again! We are madly sorting, displaying, and pricing the contents of the home and Marty's Garage.....and will be updating this posting up until the sale dates!

We hope to see you there!

DATES OF SALE: Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, August 5, 6, 7, 8, 2017

HOURS OF OPERATION: 10 am - 4 pm Daily

ADDRESS: Will Show 6am Day One of the Sale 

TERMS: Cash - Credit Card if Signal Working; CA Sales Tax Applies To All Sales - No Resale

DISCOUNT SCHEDULE: Saturday - Full Price, Sunday- 20% Off, Monday - 50% Off, Tuesday - 75% Off

NOTICE: This an Old School Hollywood 2 Bedroom Apartment - Only Limited People Can be Inside at a Time. We will Have Tons in The Outdoor Area and At Check-Out To Shop Through.. Please be Respectful of the Building and the Other Tenants.  Parking may entail you walking up to a half block to the property.  

WHAT IS THERE? SO MUCH STUFF!  We are Still Unpacking and Will Be Updating Through the Sale Start!

CASES/CHECK OUT TABLES: Hollywood Memorabilia - including Cary Grant, Peter O'Malley, MGM Frank Rosenfelt, Friars Club Tickets, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra and Others, Old Radio Tubes, Star Wars Wallpaper, Natzler Pottery Vase, Lucy and Desi Autographed I Love Lucy Sheet Music, Killer Mid-Century Chess Set, Vintage Camera Equipment, Neat Monte Punk, Bakelite Mah Jong Pieces, Bakelite Backgammon Pieces, Vintage Paper Ephemera Including G.E. Big Top Circus, John and Yoko Rolling Stone, and More, Vintage Atomic Era Radiation First Aid Kit - Other First Aid Kits, Racist Black Ephemera, Vintage Illustrated Matches Matchbooks, Vintage Better Post Cards, Vintage Advertising and Tins/Commercial Packaging, Better Books - Unique and First Editions, Old Monopoly Sets and Berkshire Hathaway Monopoly, Political Buttons, Fishing Lures and Reels, Catalina Island Siesta Ashtray, Hirschfeld Mancini Music Box, Vietnam Era Military Bars, LBJ Campaign Materials, Neat Old Snake Scale Pattern Birch Box, D.A.R.E Yo-Yo, Super Rare Massive Bakelite Deco Inkwell, Super Rare Rockford Airport Restaurant China, Super Rare Westward Ho! Hey Pal! Restaurant Cereal Bowl, Nude Marilyn Tip Tray, Vintage NIB RFK Nodder, Fun Panasonic Bracelet Radio, Sony Walkman Cassette, Novelty Lenticular 70s Car Maker Keychain Retail Display, All Kinds of Great Lighters, Morse Code Broadcaster, Puzzles, German Wind Up Tin Train, Skiers, Sledders, and Jockey Lead Figures, Tons of Watches - Swatch to Novelty to Vintage, Sony Mini-Recorder, Beatles Sgt Pepper Pinback, Milagros, Brown Derby Ashtray, Chevrolet Car Badges, Pocket Knives, Pen Sets, Razors, Mid-Century Pottery, Native American Baskets, Racist Black Iron Bank and Bottle Opener, Medical Gadgets, Quack Medical Sweat the Pounds Away Suit in Package, and Tons and Tons More Fun Novelties and Smalls!

POTTERY: Boy - Do We Have Pottery! Huge Bauer Oil Jars (As Is), Fantastic Heavy Gladding McBean Deco Sand Jar - Umbrella Stand, GMB Marked Oil Jar (As Is), Several Catalina Island Made Pieces including a Rare Siesta Ashtray with Cold Paint, and More.....Other Pottery includes Kay Finch, Hall, Fiesta, Fiesta-Riviera, Lipton's Teapots, Bauer Ringware, Bauer Matt Carlton, Bauer Fred Johnson, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Pacific Pottery, Franciscan Pottery, Nils Thorsson, Metlox, California Rainbow, Russel Wright, Emile Henry, Harker, Mallory of California, Homer Laughlin, Native American, and so Much Famous Maker Vintage Restaurant Wares You Will Not Believe It!

SMALLS/COLLECTIBLES: Rare Dansk Candle Trees, Cookie Jars, Vintage License Plates, Flasks, Westward Ho! Tumblers with Leather Carriers, Burl Wood Bowls, Vintage Ice Buckets, Republican Convention Elephant Pool Toy, Copper Tea Kettle and Cookwares, Shriner Nodders and Novelty Ceramics, Vintage Frames, Pima Olla Basket, Sasha Brastoff Enamelware, Murano Glass, Hermes Portable Typewriter, Super Fun Swagerty Surfalele, Glo-Dial Working Wall Clock, Western Electric 2520 Wall Phone, Tons of Period Novelty Phones, Kingsley Stamping Machine, Pima Bowl Basket, Musical Wood Trinket Boxes, Aalto Vases and Trays, Asian Frog and Lizard Pottery Vases, Trench Art Pipe Holder, Spectacular Trench Art Lamp, Chicken Carving, Tin Candlesticks, Ralph Wyatt Ashtray, Dorothy Thorpe, Vintage Keebler Counter Display, Deco Copper Cigarette Holder, Airflow Ribbonaire Fan, Other Vintage Fans, Racist Black Memorabilia, Huge Painted Folk Art Racist Black Man Lawn Sprinkler, MCM Ashtrays, Danish Candleholders, Native American Bowls, Black World Globe, Scotty Dog Boxes, 8 Ball Pencil Sharpener, Louise Hederstrom Bronze, Worlds Fair Collectibles, JFK Doll in Rocking Chair, Hall Teapots, Dodger Stadium Ashtrays, Stork Club Ashtray, Rare Deco Man with Monocle Valet Brush Set, Art Deco Cut Out Mounted Photos, Uncle Sam Windmill, Modern Art Glass, Vintage American Flags, and So Much More!

TOYS: Vintage Toys Include Cat in the Hat, Russian Nesting Dolls, Old Mickey on Tractor, Captain Kangaroo Puppets, Mr. Machine, Toy Accordion, Lil Sprout, Popeye, Mork Talking Alarm Clock in Box, Dancing Sambo, Marx Tin Trains and Cars, Zeppelin Tin Wind-up, Wind-Up Peace Corps Max, Wind Up Elephant on Scooter, Wind Up Robots, Space Cadet and Rat Patrol Thermoses, Barbie Happy Holidays, Die Cast Rocket, Lots of Nodders, Knickerbocker Bozo, Monte's Punks, Tin Banks, Artist Minnequins, Black Letterman Puppet, Jerry Lewis Game Set, Arnold Palmer Figural Putter, Childs Howdy Doody Clothing Tree, Mr Peanut Peanut Butter Maker, Lionel Train Clock, HEROS Train Set, South Park Chess Set, The Invisible Head by Renwal, Children's Science Experiments, 6 Foot Inflatable Gumby, Inflatable Weanies, Tons and Tons and Tons of Games, and More!

FURNITURE: Several Alvar Aalto Small Tables and Stools, Art Deco Chest of Drawers, Art Deco Round Mirror Vanity and Stool, Art Deco End Table, Modway Pyramid Chair, Eames Surfboard Coffee Table, Eames Eiffel Tower Chair, Eames Pyramid Chair, Eames Lounge Chair with Metal Legs, Eames RAR Rocker, Arne Jacobson Chair, Oshkosh Vintage Trunk with Key, Three Monterrey Style California Tile Top Tables, Room and Board Pike Chair, Thonet Bentwood Rocker, Small Primitive 2 Drawer Chest, Thonet Swivel Stool, Burke Low Dining/Gaming Table and Chairs, Cool 60s Speckled Finish Server/Credenza, Brown Saltman John Keal Table, Zeus Noto Coffee Table, Folke Ohlsson for Dux Table, Rare Neal Small Origami Magazine Rack, NRA Stainless Magazine Rack, Other Mid-Century Styled Racks, Rancho Monterrey Horse Shoe Brand Iron and Wood Round Coffee Table, Antique Enameled Dental Cabinets, Bookcases, Neat Primitive Tall Table, Victorian 3 Drawer Chest, Cast Iron Floor Smoke Stand, Several Glass Doored Cabinets, Cool Galvanized Steel Trunk and Rag Barrel, and More!

LIGHTING: Eames Leg Splint Made Into Floor Lamp (Not Drilled or Damaged by Process), Fun World Globe Ceiling Fixture, Industrial Concentric Metal Ring Light Fixture, Fun Small Copper Ball 30s Vanity Lamp, Cast Iron Handled Lamp, Vintage California and Japan Colored Pottery Lamps, McD Red Adjustable Desk Lamp, Frank Gehry Attributed Anamorphic Floor Lamp Converted Into Art Piece - Easily Reversed, Machine Age UFO Table Lamps, Wood and Glass Sconce, Brass Deco Torchiere, Spun Aluminum Machine Age Floor Lamp, Old Kerosene Can Lamp Conversion, Lightolier "Selene' Lamp, Brass Fire Extinguisher Conversion Lamp, Arts and Crafts Style Lamp with Shadow Shade, Antique Wood Canteen Lamp Conversion, Miscellaneous Antique to Vintage Lamps and Chandeliers in the Garage and Yard, and More!

ART/WALLS: Martin Mackey expressed himself in his assemblage art - his love of collectibles and found objects from the past combined with his wry view on life in Hollywood and major political and societal events in America are manifested in many amazing works that at first glimpse may seem innocent and fun....but the feelings illustrated are often quite serious. We have a number of his sculptures, works on canvas, and other assemblage pieces that you will find to be quite interesting and thought provoking.

In addition to his own art - Martin was an avid collector of art. No particular genre, style, or medium - just what appealed to him. As a result he accumulated quite the collection of art representing the 20lth century - from Plein Aire oils to a fantastic Nesbitt's Soda Advertising Oil to a huge San Francisco Trolley Car Painting Most Likely from a Mad Men Era Department Store to a Whimsical Hand Painted Dick Kline 3 Ring Circus Sign by Jimmy Bashline. Spectacular Listed Posters and Prints from the 1950s-1980s from Around the World are hanging with Original Works by Listed, Commercial, and Outsider Artists. There are Late 19th Century Etchings, Old Japanese Woodblocks, Movie Posters, Vintage Photographs, WWII Racist Anti-Japanese Propaganda, Contemporary Signed Listed Lithographs, Political Posters, Classic 50s Original Carlo of Jumping Deep and a Turner Flamingo Silkscreen, There is so much Art of Varied Backgrounds, Mediums, and Styles that you will be amazed! (And You Will Find a Treasure for You!) In Addition to the Framed Art Works - You will find a spectacular Vintage 36" Coca-Cola Button Advertising Sign, and more Contemporary Advertising Signs Including a Corona Extra Sign, Vintage Mexican Food Section Grocery Store Sign, Blue Merengue Retail Sign, Brahma Beer Lighted Sign, Tequiza Lighted Sign, and Even More items We Are Pulling From His Storage This Week!

VINTAGE KITCHEN/HOUSEHOLD: Tons of Restaurant Ware from Every Genre, Vintage Juicers, Blenders, and Small Appliances, Graves Teapot, Table Top Jukebox Selector, Luster Canisters, Baccarat Champagne Flutes, 2 Gallon Barrel Pickle Jar, Vintage Bar Wares, Vintage Pay Phone, La Creuset Dutch Oven, Childs Cafe' Play Set, Mid-Century Stainless, "SAFE" Cookie Jar, Texas Ware Bowls, Bauer Ringware Mixing Bowls, Catalina Pottery, Hall Teapots, Vintage Ceramic Teapot, Double Oak 4 x 6 File, CCI Scale, Surveyors Transit, Glass Blocks, Old Counter Top Display, Antique Brass Towel Racks, 1950s Googie Lampshades, Several Vintage Fans, DCM Speakers, Other Name Component Electronics, Novelty Catsup and Hamburger Radios, Vintage Balance Scale, Artist Oil Painting Easel, and More!

BOOKS, PAPER EPHEMERA, MEDIA: Tons and Tons of Books! First Editions of David McCullough, First Editions of Elmore Leonard - Some Signed, Many Other First Editions and Many are Signed including Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, Carl Hiassen, Coffee Table Books on All The Major Film Studios, Books On MGM, Warner Bros, Hollywood History, Design and Architecture, Autobiographies including William Randolph Hearst, Benjamin Franklin and Others. 50+ Decks of Vintage Playing Cards, 1961 Academy Award Program, 1980s Comic Books, Vintage Film Ephemera, 50+ L.A. Times Newsstand Posters from the 80s/90s, Political Posters from 90s to Now, Antique and Vintage Photographs, 90s-Now Publicity Stills, Lots of 1920s-1960s Matchbooks, Assortment of Vintage Magazines, Vintage Hotel and Airline Luggage Tags/Stickers, Lots of Vintage Postcards, 3 Dozen or So Architectural Magazines from the 1930s, Playbills from the 1950s-60s, Vintage Sheet Music,

HOUSEHOLD: 4 Month Old Whirlpool Gas Stove, Newer Frigidaire Refrigerator, Samsung 40" Flatscreen TV, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Shark Navigator Vacuum, Vacuum Seal Food Saver, Panasonic Microwave, Small Appliances, Cleaning Supplies, Pots and Pans, General Household, Mens Shoes - Better Brands Size 9, and More!

GOLF CLUBS: Literally 100s of Golf Clubs...More Details to Follow!

GARAGE/YARD:  We have filled the backyard! Boxes and Boxes and Boxes overflowing with Framed Prints and Art, Stemware, Glassware, Tons of Vintage Restaurant Ware, Tons of Tools and Hardware and Parts for Working on Just About Everything, Levis, Mens Clothes, Household Cleaning Supplies, Kitchenwares, Miscellaneous Collectibles, Tons and Tons of Bagged Gallon Bags of Legos, Lego Kits, Vintage Iron Lamps, Vintage Cast Iron Basketball Hoop, Vintage Horseshoe Smoke Stand, Small Tables, Mid-Century Chair Legs including Eames Pyramid, Tons of Wood Cigar Boxes, Storage Containers, Vintage Industrial Ring Light Ceiling Fixtures, Bentwood Chairs, Antique Rocking Chairs, Mid-Century to Vintage Tables, Stools, and Accessories Both Designer and Just Crazy Cool! Lots of Games, Some Toys and Action Figures, Assemblage Parts and Pieces, Lots of Vintage Electronics, 1950s Chevy Hood with Rocket Chrome Details, Mannequin Feet and Legs, 80s Mod Male 1 Dimension Male Mannequin, Lots and Lots of Books Including Children's Books, Drive In Movie Speakers, Backgammon, Chess, and Other Wood Boxed Games, Diapers, Elder Care Equipment, Musical Instruments, Aquariums, Franciscan Apple, Nambe, Japanese Collectibles, Painting Supplies, Vintage Chrome Soda Spritzers, Vintage Kitchen Appliance Components, Patio Table, Long Wood and Iron Industrial Table, Anamorphic Table, and So So Much More!  

CAR: 1991 Salvage Title Mazda Miata - Needs Restoration - Priced Accordingly - Must go This Weekend - Cash Only - Title in Hand. See Dan at Sale!  

Whew! We Will Continue to Update the Listing of What is to be Found in this Amazing Estate! We hope to see you there....and Check Back for Updated Listings and More Pictures of the Spectacular Fun Items to be Found Here!

-The Again L.A. Team


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