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California Estate Sale June 2017

When: June 2nd & 3rd, 2017

Time Friday & Saturday 8am-3pm

Where: Address will be released Wednesday May 31st.

To use the gallery below, click on the images to advance them forward.  If you are unable to see the gallery through email, please click here.

or you can click here for the ALTERNATIVE GALLERY.


A partial list of what to expect:

  • Amazing original art mostly oil paintings and sketches by Albert L.  Barthelme Sr. Subject matter incl. Large Egyptian, King Tut, Red Tut, Red Birds, Two Ducks, Evergreen, Amish Wagons In Snow, Going Home, Grandma's Quilt, Skip Jack silhouette, Butterflies, Plantation Slave Quarters, Medicine Bottles and so many other amazing original oils, sketches & more!!
  • 2 very large half moon stained leaded glass windows. Also done by Albert L. Barthelme Sr. (one is not completely finished. Only missing one panel but all the materials are there including the template to finish it up!)
  • 2 painted quilts on material by Albert L. Barthelme Sr.
  • 1875 drawn Rosa Bonhuer "Haymaking" etching by Bloomesbury W.C. published in London 1878.
  • "Erin Farewell" engraving by Fishel & Co. Sept 1, 1881
  • Costume jewelry & watches
  • Longaberger baskets
  • Furniture incl. Eagle claw & ball occasional table, game table, Renaissance chair, Modern living room couch & chair, antique marble top tables, goose neck rocker w/matching foot stool, secretary desks, modern chest of drawers, corner cabinet w/glass knobs, antique, Folk Art & Dutch hand painted trunks, drop leaf table W/4 chairs, drop leaf gate leg entry table, Victorian couch,  quilt rack, queen medical motorized bed, Queen Anne drop leaf coffee and end tables, very nice patio furniture and much more!
  • Framed letters from a U.S. solder dated 1874 & 1875
  • Instruments incl. Stella acoustic guitar, Kay banjo and Roy Smeck ukelele.
  • 2 guns incl. H & R Inc. Worc. Mass USA Model 970 .22 cal blank pistol and Daisy BB gun.
  • Framed Canari Tribe of Southern Ecuador rug
  • Several hurricane and Gone with the Wind lamps.
  • Religious items.
  • Emerson flat screen TV
  • Asian vases
  • Sentry waterproof safe
  • Porcelain birds
  • Tea cup & saucer collection incl. Royal Grafton, Paragon, Royal Albert, Spring Time, Japan and others.
  • A large collection of collector plates
  • Kitchen and household items.
  • Some hand tools
  • Christmas items
  • Some clothes, shoes, boots, purses and accessories.
  • Filing cabinets
  • Books
  • And more!


We are having a problem with people gathering items for purchase, putting them on our sold tables, shopping the rest of the house (sometimes for hours) then changing their mind upon checkout. This behavior has lost us sales. Because we work for the family we will be enforcing the sold table from here forward. Do not put items on the sold table unless you plan to purchase them. If you put them on the sold table we will count them as sold and treat them as such! Please, take extra time to decide while the item is in place before bringing it to the checkout. We would like to thank you all in advance for your cooperation and understanding of this matter.

Please take extra time to carefully inspect your items before you purchase. Once you have paid and left we cannot make any refunds or exchanges.

We accept cash, credit cards (minimum 100.00 no American Express) There will be a 3% convenience fee added to all credit card transactions. Debit cards (minimum 50.00 no convenience fee added) 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 . 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. There will be a list that you will need to put your name on once you arrive.


We will not be staying up all night to keep order of the lineup. The list will be honored only for the people who stayed all night. So, when you arrive be sure to find the person with the list and get your name on it. 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 principle 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. We do not allow people to come, put your name on the list, leave and come back at 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.

We do not allow early sales and start promptly at 8am.

Always park on the side of the road the estate home is on only. Do not park on both sides please. 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.

All bags and containers are subject to inspection. You can bring your own 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.

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.

Please bring help to load your purchases. All purchases need to be removed by close of sale Sunday at 12pm

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, organization, pricing, set-up, staffed on site sales, clean-up, clean outs leaving your home, outbuildings and attics completely clean and empty!

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!



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!

If you would like to get weekly or bi-weekly notices of our in-house estate sales, just enter your email in the subscribe bar to the right and add yourself to our list. We send the date, time, address and a bit of information on what to expect at the estate sale. We also upload a photo gallery of our upcoming sales to give you a clear idea of what to expect. Thanks for your interest!