Annapolis Estate

There are two galleries so be sure to scroll down to see them both. Pack A lunch & plan to spend some time with us! Porta-Potty will be provided.  

When: January 29th-February 1

Note: We are only opening the garage, outside, porches & recording studio on Thursday January 29th from 8am-3pm. Please see the photo gallery below marked Garage & Recording Studio

January 30th-February 1st 8am -3pm we will open the home. Please see the photo gallery marked Inside Home Gallery for what is available those dates. You will also be able to enter the garage and recording studio at this time. 

Note: We will be open February 1st from 8am-Noon 

Where: 1408 Harmony Lane Annapolis, MD 21409

Typically, we do not announce who the estate belongs to but in this case permission has been given. 

This is the home of Fred & Esther Geil. Thanks to them both we have the pleasure of going back in time, reliving our childhood, remembering the past & realizing just how far we have come. Fred has been into all sorts of great things throughout his life. Though still alive and enjoying the sun in Hawaii with his wife Esther, it won’t take any time to realize he played & recorded since 1975 for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Salsbury Symphony Orchestra, Johns Hopkins Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Washington, Dixie Land Group, Baywinds Ensemble & Washington Symphonetta. If this wasn’t enough he was also quite the inventor with over 30 patents. Among some of his inventions were the Underwater Transducer and Transducer Array, Hydrophone, Sonar Apparatus & several others. Fred & Esther both were collectors of many great things. Fred enjoyed his classic cars spending plenty of hours out in the garage. Both Esther and Fred were very musically inclined with a wide variety of talent including the upright double bass, drums, baritone saxophone, guitars, marimba, piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet & many others. It has been a great pleasure for us to have had the opportunity to work with these fine people. It is our hope that you all will have a great time while you visit their home for the sale of some wonderful things! 

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

Garage & Recording Studio (Opens January 29th 8am-3pm)


Inside Home Gallery (Opens January 30th-February 1st 8am-3pm) The garage can be viewed at this time too.


A partial list of what to expect:

  • Vehicles incl. 1940 Cadillac 72 Fleetwood Sedan. Engine was replaced having 28,000 miles on it. However, the original engine is still in the garage and will go with the highest bid. We will be taking bids until Sunday February 1st. Bids must be higher than $10,000. 1975 Travco Motorhome & 1965 Corvair Convertible with many extra parts. We will have the Travco and Corvair priced for the sale there will be no bidding on them.
  • Musical Instruments incl. 1920′s (possible 1925) 7/8 John Juzek Upright Double String Bass, 3 string bass bows incl. a rare 1880-1901 H.R. Pfretzschner, Buescher True Tone  Silver Plated Baritone Saxophone, 4 flutes incl. Solid sterling Wm S. Haynes Co. 5150, Gemeinhardt M2 silver plate, Armstrong 102 silver plate, Reynolds silver plate, 2 complete Rodgers drum sets Ludwig style, Fender Rhodes 73 Mark 1 Stage Piano, 37 Note Jenning Vibes Vibraphone, Baldwin Organ with Hammond Leslie style speaker, Cousnon Paris 70740 Flugelhorn, Solid Sterling Armstrong Elkhart 3-1114 Piccolo, Olde Ambassador trumpet, Honer Melodica professional 36, 3 clarinets incl. 2 Noblet wood & 1 Selmer Signet Wood, The Wonder I Model 1917 Violin, Ventura Electric guitar (parts only), Aerosonic Upright Piano, 1908 Baby Grand Piano (parts or re-purpose only) and several others!
  • Garage items incl. VW, Mercury, MG, Cadillac, Dodge, Chevy & GM car parts all over the place! Old license plates, New HVLP paint system, Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, 1/2 HP bench grinder, Protecto Seal storage cabinet, Craftsman power sander, MVP Pro Tech buffer, Weller Sabre Saw, Poulan chainsaw, Heavy Duty battery charger, Miller Welder, Cyclone Model M 2 Ton Hoist, Yale screw geared block 1 Ton hoist, Craftsman scroller saw, pulley, grees guns, plenty of hand tools & new old stock!
  • In the recording studio (this is only a partial list) Bose Model 501 speakers, VLF Field Intensity Meter model C400-A, Pioneer Receiver Model SX-850, Lexicon CP-1 Audio Processor, Yamaha 8 Track Recording Studio, DBX Cassette Deck Times 10 Model RDC21, Technics Cassette Deck RS-B57R, TEAC V-400X Cassette Deck, RMS Guitar Amp RMS-200, Pioneer Auto Reverse Direct Drive RT-707, Onkyo Synthesized Tuner Amp TX-800, Pyramid PR-2700 Sound Mixer, Realistic Audio Mixer Model 32-1210, Sansui turntable P-M77, Sony CD player CDP-590, Denon DCD-700 CD player, Sony Tape Deck DTC-700, Tascam Da-20 MKII Dat Recorder, Ampex Reel to Reel, Knight KG-635 Oscilloscope, TEAC A-2300SD Reel to Reel, Bic Beam Box Model FM10 Directable antenna, Sanyo Beta Betacord, Fostex 260 Multi Tracker, KLH Model 41 Reel to Reel, Kenwood KW-5066 Reel to Reel, Yamaha Casette Recorder MT 100 II, Dual CS 514 Turntable, Shure Brothers Pro Mic Mixer, Sansui G-4500 Stereo Receiver, Scott Turntable/receiver, Sansui P-L75 turntable, & More!
  • Some of the Microphones incl. Shure Brothers Model 520SL Times 4, AKG CE1 Times 6, AKG D200E Times 6, Shure Brothers AV S-2020, Tele Fun Ken TD25 TS, Electro Voice PL 76, Shure Brothers Model 585 SAV, Dynamisches TD 33 & so many others!
  • More items in the recording area inc. Pentagon C 34 TMS stereo copier, EICO Stereo RP100 Reel to Reel, Millivac Type MV-73B Multimeter, Aiwa TP-701 tape recorder, Tandberg Reel to Reel Model 74B, Stromberg Carlson HiFi, HP Wave Analyzer M#2302A, Eico Signal Generator Model 324, Realistic Synthesizer QV-3, Heathkit Capicitor Checker Model IT-II, HP AC Voltmeter Model 403 A, Wavetech Funtion Generator Model 11o, Heathkit Condenser Substitution Box M#IN-22, 8 Channel Power Amp, Eico Tube Tester Model 625, HP Voltimeter 3400A, Tamdberg 4000X Reel to Reel, Pentagon 21 Channel Tape Player C1323, Sansui Audio Processor PC-X11, Audio Source Amp Model Amp One, DBX Model 224 Encode/Decode System, Realistic Mic Mixer 32-1105, Realistic Amp-300 Power Meter, GAF Anscovision 488, Stromberg Carlson HIFI AE-426 Equalizer, Memorex power center, JVC XL-V141 CD player, Cipher 21 Transistorized Reel to Reel, Technics Receiver SA-222, Onkyo Cassette player TA-2600, Sansui Audio Processor PC-X11, Sanyo Beta HIFI Beta, Optimus Stereo Disco Mixer SSN-50, Teac 3300S Reel to Reel, Sony Audio Processor PCM-501 ES, Carver HX Pro Cassette player, Panasonic SV-3700 Tape Deck, Blaupunkt, table top radio versua, Sound Concepts Restoration control IR2100, Tandberg Reel to Reel model 64, Conn Strobotuner ST-11, Midland Walkie Talkies, Ampex Reel to Reel….WHEW…believe me there is more than what is listed here but you get the idea!
  • Also upstairs in recording area are tons of electronics and office supplies incl. Pioneer Digital Synthesizer TX-960, Toshiba Amp SC-335, DBX NX40 Noise reduction system, Toshiba Tuner ST-335, Lexicon Audio Processor CP-1, Sanyo & Zenith Beta systems, BSR Equalizer Analyzer EQ-3000, MC Martin Mixer LX-50C, Several Cassette players, Sansui AV Surround Processor DS-77, Many sets of vintage speakers, Several Equalizers, Every single file cabinet and drawers are FULL, FULL, FULL!!!
  • In one word we will use VINTAGE and lots of it too! So instead of saying it over and over just note the following list will be considered as such. 
  • Clothes incl: Ship N Shore, Donn Kenny, Koko Bay, David Warren NY, Eve Le Coq, Youth Guild of NY, Nan Scott, Jones NY, N/C Fashions , Saddle River, Leather Express, Giannini, Weatherwave, Bobbie Brooks, Annabelle, Fredericks of Hollywood, Miss Brett, Carolyn NY, R & K, Beverly Paige, Alex Coleman, Patty, The Lilly Politzer, Norton McNaughton, Bernardo, The Switch, Leslie Pomer, Indorables Calif, Martin Emprex Just to name a few names. There are so many great clothes in very good condition, some of them even have the original price tags on them!
  • Clocks incl. Scottish 4 Seasons William Wallace Grandfather, Grandmother, Seth Thomas, Baby Ben, Industrial garage type clocks & many more!
  • Radios incl. Gorgeous Grundid Rossini 2 Stereo cabinet with matching speakers (needs a new fuse), RCA Victor Radio, Many other turntables too!
  • Furniture incl. Mid Century Modern pink vinyl chairs times 4, Distinctive Furniture By Stanley Dining room table with 3/chairs, hutch & Buffet, Several MCM dressers, nightstands, really unique black vinyl wrought iron circular patio table with matching benches, chairs, lamps, tables & More!
  • Silvertone Phonograph in great working order
  • Many Orchestra recordings on Reel to Reels, Cassettes, VHS, CD’s & Beta incl. Annapolis Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra & others!
  • Tons of tubes incl. RCA, GE, Solid State, Raytheon, MTE, Tung-Sol, Mullard, Westinghouse, Mallory & many more!
  • Tons of costume jewelry, pinbacks, glasses, scarves, ties, tie tacks, cufflinks, metals, awards & more!
  • Toys galore incl. 1940′s-1980′s era! Drawers are FULL too!!
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Westinghouse & Northrup Grummond items throughout including Fred’s original patented designs!
  • Old miners lamps
  • Commodore 64 complete computer and many extra pieces
  • Several slide projector machines, 1 large screen and tons of slides!
  • Rilling hair dryer
  • Old comic books
  • 80′s roller skates & ice skates, Tennis rackets and plenty of other sports items!
  • Cameras incl. Sony Handy Cam & Pentax Asahi 35mm with accessories, Nikon cool pix, Polaroids, Kodak Instamatic and more!
  • A few thousand record albums incl. Jazz, Classic Rock, Country, Rock, Oldies, Musicals & More…spanning from the 40′s all the way up to the 80′s!
  • A few thousand books too!
  • Old pictures
  • Tons of advertisement items!
  • Smalls throughout all three levels (plan to do some digging) Every single drawer, cabinet, cupboard & closet is so full we couldn’t fit another thing in it!
  • Yearbooks incl. Carnegie Mellon, J Matherton High, Broad Neck High and others!
  • Antique and vintage radios
  • Original art incl. Etchings, oils, pastels, water color, pencil and more!
  • Sewing incl. Patterns, vintage fabric, Singer Model 53X, Montgomery Ward #438, thread, buttons, & much more!
  • Exclusive Playboy Club items
  • Barware
  • Paper lots galore!
  • Stoneware Pottery
  • Vintage kitchen! So much in the kitchen you will feel like you stepped back in time! Tupperware, thermos, Character glasses, aprons, metal canisters, beaters, utensils, Montgomery Ward dishes, Pitchers, Teapots, Placemats, Napkins, Tablecloths, Pyrex, trays, New old stock and much more!
  • Several vintage suitcases
  • Vintage perfumes & colognes
  • Old phones
  • Royal & Remington Typewriters
  • Old bicycles
  • AND TOO MUCH MORE!! I have done my best to give you all a good idea of what to expect in this estate. However, there is so much in this house that it is impossible to type it all out. Just know, this will not be an estate you will want to miss! Remember, pack a lunch because this will take quite a while to go through it all.


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 garage, cars, outside & porch items & the recording studio for the first day.  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. Since the home is opening the following day at 8am you cannot use the number you were given for the garage the day before. We will issue new numbers for the home in order of the way people arrived at 7am. 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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