Trove of antiqes and collectibles packed away for 30+ years will be sold July 11-14 in Zebulon, Ga. An astounding trove of antiques and collectibles that has been packed away in a house and outbuilding in Zebulon, Ga., for over 40 years will be sold at a tagged estate sale planned for July 11-14.
News-Antique.com - Jun 12,2013 - (ZEBULON, Ga.) – An astounding trove of antiques and collectibles that has been packed away in a house and outbuilding in Zebulon after being transported from New York in 1981 will finally see the light of day at a four-day tagged estate sale planned for July 11-14. The event will be conducted by Kelly’s Estate & Auction Company, based in nearby Thomaston, Ga.
The merchandise – which includes dolls, toys, quilts, furniture, glassware, art, vintage clothing and more – had been collected over the course of many years by three sisters who lived in Montgomery, N.Y. All three have since passed away. In 1981, the sisters relocated to Georgia, along with their vast collections, and planned to open an antiques shop, but that never happened.
One of the sisters worked for an auction house in New York and was an antique dealer, too, owning her own shop. She often went with the auction house owner to buy out estates. He maintained a three-story warehouse and storage facility, and if someone didn't pay their bill he would often give the inventory to the sister for her antique shop. Most of it was stored away and never put out for sale. It, too, will be part of the July 11-14 sale.
The idea to relocate to Georgia was suggested to the women by a relative. At first they resisted, telling the relative if she could find a house similar to the one they were living in they might consider it. Then the relative found the house in Zebulon that suited their living and storage needs perfectly, so all three moved.
That is where the sale will happen – the very house and outbuilding where a lifetime of collecting arrived more than 40 years ago and has been stored for safekeeping ever since. The home is located at 15861 Concord Street in Zebulon, a small town 45 miles south of Atlanta. If taking I-75 south, get off the Rte. 19/41 exit in Griffin, turn right and go eight miles to Zebulon.
“This will be a tagged estate sale, not an auction, with all items priced to sell as marked,” said Kelly Mixon of Kelly’s Estate & Auction Company. “On the second day, all items will be discounted 25 percent. And on days three and four, what’s left will be 50 percent off. This will be an old-fashioned country sale – no Internet bidding and no absentee or telephone bidding.”
Any remaining contents at the end of the final day, July 14, will be sold via sealed bids to the highest bidder. “I can't stress enough that we are there to sell,” Mixon said, “and because I love to wheel and deal there will be discounts offered on bulk purchases. Our goal is to sell everything. The executor is motivated, we're motivated, and the merchandise is top quality.”
Mixon added, “I’m not sure I would wait until day four to come and expect to pick up a half-priced bargain. There is just too much