Treasures in the Attic… & Garage & Basement & Back of the Closet

When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up and be Nancy Drew, hunting for lost treasure and solving mysteries.  That’s why I love my job, because every day I get to fulfill my dreams.  We’ve been hard at work setting up a big estate sale in West Kettering, and it has been great fun discovering all the long forgotten treasures tucked away in the house.  Some of the things we’ve found…

-The Fisher Price roller chime toy – I’ll have to admit that all of us have taken a turn running it up and down the hallways, just to listen to the music of the chimes.

-The 1940’s era suitcase filled with vintage needles in their original packs, silk thread, tins full of buttons & sewing notions, and a handmade sewing apron that has a measuring tape sewn upside down along the bottom, (so that if you were working on a project you didn’t have to hunt for a measuring tape – you could just flip up your apron!)

-The aluminum Coca Cola six pack carrier, still in good condition under the layers of dust & grime.

-The chrome swivel counter/soda fountain stool with a bright turquoise seat.  It reminds me of the drugstore soda fountain that my friends & I would go to on Saturday afternoons – now that was a great treat, a few dollars from our parents and off we would all go to the corner drugstore for a cheeseburger & fries and a banana split to share.

-The marvelous American Flyer train set, with the cars still in their original boxes.  We had great fun setting this up.

-The old Tonka toys that we found in a box in the basement.  My brother had these as a boy – and if I even touched them severe consequences would follow.

-The sterling silver creamer engraved “August 8, 1894” which was probably a wedding or anniversary gift.  It is unfortunately missing its top, something we often come across and which always makes me wonder “how did that happen”?

-The WWII era wood box with the owner’s name & rank stenciled on the top, later used as a toy box.  It was probably used to ship his clothes & personal effects (and maybe a few things he bought in Europe during the war) by train & ship.

Well I could go on, but it is time to get to work.  I hope to see you at this wonderful estate sale!

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Somerset House Services works with Executors, Guardians, Trustee's, POA's, individuals, and family members that need to sell, cleanout, or inventory the contents of a house or storage unit. Our services include Estate Sales, Estate Cleanouts (including 'hoarder' houses), Inventories & Appraisals, and Asset Research Services.
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2 Responses to Treasures in the Attic… & Garage & Basement & Back of the Closet

  1. tyler says:

    Great finds! You never know what is hidden in the storage area.

  2. phillip says:

    Sounds like you have come across some great finds. It is indeed quite exciting every time you go into a place, having no idea what may be revealed. Never a dull moment!

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