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Mar17

Find Vintage or Antique Cups and Mugs At Estate Sales

If you want to collect something small while at an estate sale, then look for antique cups or mugs that have interesting designs or slogans. Cups or mugs are typically used for hot beverages such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate, and most families...
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Feb19

Do You Need to Have Your Items Appraised?

When an individual dies, he or she may owe estate taxes depending on how much his or her assets inside the estate are worth. Therefore, it may be necessary to have items appraised prior to selling them in an estate sale. While these items may not need...
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Jan26

Estate Services in Southwest Florida

  If you’ve lost a family member and are selling their home and its contents, or if you’re downsizing and have antiques you want to sell, Prestige Estate Services can help. We specialize in antique appraisals and estate sales and can...
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Dec16

Digging for Valuable Children’s Books

If you are going home for the holidays, then you might want to see if there are books from your childhood that have been carefully tucked away. While most books retain little value, some valuable children’s books become very collectible. The value...
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Nov02

Estate Sale Features Saxophone Played by Former President Bill Clinton

An interesting November estate sale in Georgia included a musical instrument once played by the 42nd President of the United States. Robert Barnette was a respected musician and teacher in Macon, a central Georgia city that made headlines when former...
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Oct29

Determining the Age and Value of Antique Bottles

Many bottle collectors go to estate sales hoping to pick up antique bottles to add to their American bottle collection. While once some bottles could have been bought for a few dollars the value of bottles from certain eras are now becoming much more...
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Sep25

Collecting Football Pennants At Estate Sales

As the weather finally begins to cool, many people’s attention turns to football. Supporting your favorite NFL team becomes a favorite hobby for many Floridians. Some show their support by collecting football pennants. While having a pennant from your...
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Aug14

Staffordshire Collectibles are Lovely to Look at and Often Quite Valuable

Do you collect Staffordshire figurines? Many people these days and in the recent past have become obsessed with these items for their intrinsic beauty and climbing prices. Whether it’s passion or something that you do for financial gain, Staffordshire...
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Jul30

Find Your Next Treasure at an Estate Sale

There are many reasons why people hold estate sales. In some cases, a homeowner may have decided to downsize to a smaller house, which means they need to reduce the amount of “stuff” they have. More commonly, an estate sale is held after someone passes...
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Jun16

Think Estate Appraisal Not Garage Sale

Often, it becomes urgent to deal with matters of a loved one’s estate and more likely than not it is before they are ready. As they look around the home, they see things that hold value to them due to many precious memories. They might not be thinking...
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