Sacramento, CA - Once In A Lifetime Record And Book Collector Estate Sale We are so very excited for those of you lucky enough to be a part of this purging of these historical items from across the United States and the world which will take place this weekend.
My father was born in 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah where the family homesteaded. His family moved to Lancaster, CA where he spent most of his growing-up years. He was always interested in music and the arts and received a bachelorís degree in music. He played in professional quartets on San Francisco radio stations during 1930ís. He also played the violin in several symphony orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony.
He began working as a salesman for RCA Victor before WWII. He had the Northern California territory where he established friendships with many recording artists and Hollywood notables. Thousands of those records will be on sale during the four-day estate sale Jennie and Mike are giving at our family home.
During WWII, my father served in the South Pacific with the Marine Corps. His Marine Corp uniform and accessories are part of the sale. After the war, he was hired by Columbia Records. Based out of the Bay Area he continued his career with recording and record promotions. He often obtained sample or proof records from artists that he saved. He was always interested in art and collectibles and would purchase them as a hobby.
He spent many hours combing museums and galleries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for interesting collectibles. Over the years he built an extensive library of books on art and music to aid him in his research. He often corresponded with museums and experts from around the world. Eventually he tired of sales and bought a metal plating company in what is now known as West Sacramento. Some of the silver remaining in the house was from his clients. He was an entrepreneur and had several other businesses before he retired in the mid 1970s.
My mother was born in 1921 on a ranch in Encampment, Wyoming where her pioneer family founded the township. Many of the objects in the home are from the family ranch in Wyoming. Her family was the first Caucasian settlers in the Encampment valley. Stories are told of momís grandmother staying on the ranch and guarding the property from marauding Indians that came through while her grandfather was in Cheyenne working as a state legislator.
Many of the artifacts, books, linen, and china that will be included in the sale came from the ranch estate. The ranch had established a lending library for the area and many of the books in the home are stamped with the ranch libraryís name. Her father served in WWI in France as a veterinarian for the cavalryís horses. His uniform is part of the estate sale as well.
Momís mother and father eventually moved to California where her mother had given up a promising career in music to move to Wyoming. My mother went to work during WWII at the Presidio in San Francisco where she met my dad. She always had a love for books. She went to work later