La Plata Estate Antiques & Rare Items Galore!

When: December 5th-7th, 2014

Time: Garage will open at 8am and when we are all finished there we will move directly over to the home. We open and close all three days from 8am-3pm.

Where: Address will be released Wednesday December 3rd.

Special Instructions: Please note, there are two photo galleries, 1 is for the home and the other is for the contents. Please be sure to scroll all the way down to see them both. Parking will be off to the right hand side of the driveway once you come up the hill. There is a barn on the right that has plenty of areas for parking. Please do not park in the turn around because we will be using that for loading.

IMPORTANT: The number given on the home ad is for the sale of the home ONLY. Please do not call that number for prices or information about the content. Prices are not given out over the phone or by email. If you have a question about the items in the home other than prices then you may call me at 301-535-1484.

If you can’t view the photo gallery please click here:



A partial list of what to expect:

  • Extremely rare 1790-1800 Eagle Cornucopia mirror (mirror and back panel have been replaced, there are several tiny cracks and the eagle has a large break in the back that will need repairing but hey, what do you expect for something being over 200 years old!) Many other antique mirrors throughout the home.
  • 1947 Knabe baby grand piano
  • 1966 Plymouth Valiant Signet W/273 cubic inch V8 engine. Car has approx. 97,000 miles on it, 2 owners. (All the parts are there just needs to be put back together. Engine has been completely redone, crankshaft has been polished, comes with a new camshaft too!) This is NOT a junk car folks…it has been kept in the garage since 1981 and just needs someone to put it all back together! Please, when that is done send me a before and after photo for our new page called Customers Transformations.
  • 1800′s Knock down armiore
  • 1800′s Buffet with mirror
  • Jewelry incl. 10k & 14k gold, lots of sterling, some antique & vintage costume, cloisonne bangles, watches, and so much more!
  • Coins incl. Roosevelt dimes, Kennedy halves, Wheat pennies, old nickels & foreign money
  • Uncut 1983 dollar bills
  • Rare 1860-1865 EG Webster & Son repousse silver over copper teapot with matching creamer & sugar with lid
  • Rugs incl. Handmade Amish braided rugs, 100% wool India made & Oriental runners & Persian rugs
  • Cast Iron items incl. Hubley flower basket door stops, Bradley & Hubbard andiron & fender set,  cook stove, pans, molds, presses, & more!
  • 1870-1900 all original dresser
  • Metalware very old horse with wire mane and dog
  • 1940′s Superior T. Cohn tin metal doll house with original people and accessories!
  • Crocks incl. E.B. Taylor Richmond, moonshine jugs, bean, butter, 2 & 3 gallon, and many others!
  • Antique solid wood pegged display easel
  • 100+ old license plates
  • Some sterling and silver plate items
  • Lamps incl. Tiffany style slag glass, 2 matching wrought iron adjustable floor lamps, antique light fixtures, 2 matching chalk poodle, Fenton satin glass, very old carved wood lamp with flowered trimmed shade, marble, brass, pineapple, and many others!
  • Rare & Unique Vases incl. E & M Chater St. Leonard’s on the Sea, Old Nanking crackleware, 1924 Juarez, Mexico,Baccarat, and more!
  • 2 Matching ball & claw foot occasional tables with leather tops
  • Turkey claw & ball sofa
  • Old Asian items incl. 6 Rose Medallion Plates, Mudman on glazed dish, Kimono, several pottery items, vases, jewelry & much more!
  • Very old books! Also a complete set of Harvard Classics
  • Other antique & vintage furnishings incl. 2 matching white Naugahyde chairs with brass tack trim,  Two vanities, copper lined humidor, dressers & chest of drawers, several occasional and 2 tilt-top tables, A variety of chairs incl. child’s Windsor rocking, barley twist back &  rush bottoms. Office desk, sofa tables & more!
  • Carved stone bookends
  • Mexican antique metal parrot on stand
  • Several copper pots, umbrella stand by Newell Post, cauldrons & kettles!
  • Military crates, USCG bins, Colonel Raymond Marsh barrels, boxes & crates,  and uniform
  • 45 Old maps from the early 1900′s
  • Vintage Letterman jacket, beaver fur jacket, clothes, dresses & hats
  • Vintage & antique toys
  • Robbin Hood Nottingham England bicycle
  • Oil lamps
  • Hand thrown pottery
  • Art incl. Andrew Wyeth “Wishbone” framed print, Mary Rose Wampler “Black Eyed Susan” botanical print, Barbara Fishman “Mysterious Forest” watercolor 1/1, Winchester & Wells Cathedral prints, Currier & Ives “Trotting Cracks” “At The Forge” reprinted from lithograph., The Angelus litho, J.W. Dior “Wake Up Call”, Wheeler Art Nouveau style duck print, Brittany Sheep Rosa Bonneur 1868, & so many others!
  • Several antique gilt frames
  • Pottery & China incl. Russel Wright, Rosewood, Occupied Japan, McCoy, Lenox, Royal Selangor, W.S. George, East Liverpool, Baker & Co., Hammersley, Homer Laughlin, McCoy, Royal Carlton, Alfred Meakin, Royal Mail, Spode, Dresden China, Royal Sealy, Sevres, Jamestown, Haviland Limoges, Carrolton, Wedgewood, Andrea by Sadek, Windsor, Bavaria, Nancy Calhoun, Pfaltzgraft, Eschenbach, Villeroy & Boch, Nipppon, Hull and so many more!!
  • Glass inc. Carnival, Federal, Fenton, Westmoreland, Fostoria, Depression, cut crystal, amber, ruby, emerald and much more!
  • Vintage kitchen items incl. Enamelware, hand mixer, cookie presses, cake plates, platters, utensils, China and more!
  • Pewter
  • 2 man saw, hand tools, Homelite & Craftsman chainsaw
  • Washington Star metal newspaper tube
  • Wood & some old building materials, vintage barn door hinges, pulleys & more!
  • Old newspapers incl. Kennedy assassination
  • Old record player with records
  • Cameras incl. Brownie with org. case, Minolta 2000 SLR, Minolta X-700
  • Voss typewriter
  • Vintage sewing inc. Ambassador sewing machine, very old & new buttons, thread & other accessories
  • Christmas incl. some old glass ornaments
  • Patio tables & chairs, outdoor yard ornamental items.



Below is a link to see a video of the home. The link is not for the content but for the home viewing only.


We accept cash, credit cards (minimum 150.00 no American Express) There will be a 3% convenience fee added to all credit card transactions. Debit cards (minimum 50.00) and local checks. There will be a bank fee for any returned checks. The fee is based on the current bank fee we are charged for any bounced check.

Please note that this estate starts at 8am for the shed and garage items. As soon as we are finished with the garage we will open the home. We will hand out numbers at 7AM for people arriving before 8. People choosing to show up extremely early or camping out are responsible for keeping track of who showed up first. We will not be staying up all night to keep order of the lineup. We have had some complaints of the process of numbers. The best I can explain is this: When Best Buy has a sale on Black Friday there is always a line wrapping around the building. Although their doors don’t open until a certain time people choose to camp out and wait until they do. It is the same principal here. If people choose to rough it all night so they can be first in line that is indeed their choice. Our numbers are given out at 7am. When someone is giving out “Temp” numbers that just means they are keeping track of who came first. If you leave at any time during the night you do lose your place in line. We do not allow people to come, get a temp number, leave and come back  a few minutes to 7am. Once you get our permanent number at 7am however, you can leave and come back to line up a few minutes before 8. The numbers are used to to keep everyone in order of entry. Sometimes we have to limit the amount of people we let in the home depending on how big or how crowded the house is. So, please understand if we only let 20-40 people in at a time. We are not responsible for lost numbers and you will have to go to the end of line if you lose your number.

Estate Start Time:
We do not allow early sales and start promptly at 8am.

We cooperate with local law enforcement. Please park according to city ordinances and do not park on people’s lawns or in the neighbor’s driveways. Also, do not double-park anyone in, or block mailboxes, or streets. Park on one side of the road unless the city allows parking on both sides.

Shopping Bags & Containers:
All bags and containers are subject to inspection. You can bring your own canvas bags and boxes for shopping, however, we reserve the right to inspect them when you leave.

We try to provide the service of wrapping glass for you, however, if we are in a shopping rush, you may have to wrap your own glass.

Holding Items:
We can not hold items for you prior to the sale that you see in our gallery online. We line people up according to their numbers. If you see something in the gallery you want to buy, we suggest you arrive early to get a good number.Also, if you have to leave during the sale to get money or for any reason, we can not set aside items for you to buy when you return.

Large and Heavy Items:
Please bring help to load your purchases. All purchases need to be removed by close of sale Sunday at 3pm.

Most of our estate sales contain areas and content not suitable for children. Our sales can be crowded and contain a lot of glass items and stair cases. Children are welcomed, but you are responsible for any damages. We can not allow strollers or buggies inside because they block the flow of traffic through the homes.

Please do not bring pets to the sale unless they are required for special needs.



Welcome to Estate Escape

Estate Escape, LLC is located in Avenue, Maryland.  We are a turn-key liquidation company offering estate planning, heir distribution, appraisals, organization, pricing, set-up, staffed on site sales, clean-up, and everything in between.

We have recently included buying out entire estates no matter how small or large to accommodate our clients.

In most cases a two-week turnaround is all it takes, however, some estates may require additional time.

Call now for a free consultation!  301-535-1484


Whether you choose Estate Escape or someone else; remember these dos and don’ts:

  • Don’t throw anything away.
  • Check references.
  • Don’t turn off heat/air because it causes damage to goods.
  • Don’t allow too much time to lapse; as it too damages goods.
  • Remove or tag wanted items before calling a liquidator.
  • Make sure you have an understood contract.
  • Remember, we work for you!

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