The Force of Star Wars Collectibles

Star Wars is more than a series of films. It’s a cultural phenomenon made in part by marketing thousands upon thousands of action figures and collectibles to generations of consumers. It’s safe to say, Star Wars has become ingrained in the collective consciousness. “It was the whole marketing campaign that made Star Wars so unique…Read More

35 of the Creepiest Dolls from Estate Sales

Here at, we’ve been noticing some pretty creepy dolls at estate sales. Why are dolls so creepy? Well, lots of reasons. And whether you agree or not, you’ll probably find at least of a few of these dolls creepy enough to keep you up at night. Just for fun, we thought we’d share a…Read More

14 Hard Facts About Your Favorite Soft Drink: Coke Trivia

Coca Cola is one of America’s most popular brands. Whether you’re a collector who likes to shop at estate sales for Coca Cola memorabilia, a special-occasion soda drinker, or Coke just reminds you of a simpler time, you’ll get a kick out of these fun facts we’ve compiled about our favorite soft drink. 1. Almost everyone knows…Read More

7 Midcentury Modern Brands to Find at Estate Sales

Top MCM Brands at Estate Sales It’s official: we’re in love with midcentury modern, and it doesn’t look like the affair is fizzling out any time soon. Coined by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book, Midcentury Modern: Furniture of the 1950s, this style spans the mid 1930s to mid 1960s. While the phrase “midcentury modern”…Read More

Vintage Pyrex 101: A Guide to Pyrex

You can’t hang around estate sales for very long without eventually running into a piece of Pyrex; for example, a vintage Gooseberry 473 (if you want to get technical). While estate sales aren’t the only places to find vintage Pyrex, they’re a pretty good way to start your search, especially as the Baby Boomers begin to let go…Read More

Estate Sale Ephemera: 20th Century Headlines

Estate sales are neat because they give us the chance to learn (or relive) history. For example, once upon a time, long ago, people relied on the newspaper to get their news. (Doesn’t that sound quaint?) And if something especially newsworthy happened, some people would save the newspaper to pass along to future generations. While we might think it’s silly now in our digital age,…Read More