La Plata Esate Sale Sept 2017


La Plata House Gallery

A partial list of what to expect: 

  • 2008 Buick LaCrosse CX 4 door sedan. 115,200 original miles. Just got a passed MD state inspection. Very clean, one owner! $5,125. We will also be taking sealed bids until 10am on Sunday. If nobody has paid our asking price by then we will open the sealed bids and sell it to the highest offer. 
  • Craftsman FS 5500 48″ deck riding lawn mower.
  • Craftsman rolling tool box.
  • MTD Yard Mahines 8HP 26″ snow thrower.
  • Troy Bilt TB280 ES 21″ push mower.
  • WWII signed Japanese Sun Flag, American 48 star flag, Japanese medals, St. Aignan Casual Co. 1405, U.S. Marines, Quantico Va Mar 13th 1919 group photo, Civil War buttons & belt buckles and other war memorabilia. 
  • Tools incl. Antique hand planers, Werner folding ladder, Wilmar 2 1/4 ton jack, Craftsman 27cc weed eater, Craftsman, Mac & Powr Kraft hand tools. Worx, Black & Decker electric leaf blowers, Worx electric weed eater, Black & Decker grass hog, Work benches, saws, Stanley chisel sets and more!
  • Huge collections of Anri, Goebel Gnomes, Dean Griff and Tom Thumb gift ware.
  • Hallmark Keepsake ornaments including almost the entire collection of Frosty Friends!
  • Vintage costume jewelry
  • The Franklin Mint incl. Majesty, Bison, Big Horn, Cheyenne Chief, Spirit of the Sioux, Buffalo Warrior, The Royal Swan, The Black Swan & The Great Horned Owl.
  • Danbury Mint incl. Now or Never and Hot Pursuit.
  • Tons of cross stitch kits!
  • Strombecker motorized road racing car kits. Scalextric Grand Prix Airfix.
  • Slot car tracks and cars. ERzgebirge collectibles. HO scale trains & Preiser miniatures.
  • Cedar trunks
  • Vintage Pyrex
  • China incl. Taylor & Kent, Royal Sealy, Lena Lici, Paragon, Sango, Grace’s Teaware, Royal Albert, Crown Trent, Royal Vale, “Lisa” and so much more!
  • Small World Rhythm Clock.
  • Sony 32″ flat screen TV. Epson Work Force WF2630, RCA Brass Reflex.
  • Furniture incl. Custom Amish made solid oak table that extends out to seat 30 people! Broyhill sofa and matching love seat, Broyhill chair, coffee & end tables, display cabinets, Twin, Full & Queen beds. Stranley & Ethan Allen dressers. Entertainment center and much more!
  • Magnavox Astro Sonic record player.
  • Tons of Christmas incl. Blow molds, Hallmark, White House, Christopher Radko and others!
  • Art incl. Mary Lou Troutman, Jacobson, C. Carson, Larry Mayer, Bierly, W. Henry, Harry L. Richardson and others.
  • Cameras incl. Eastman Kodac Co. Brownie Reflex, Canon AE-1, Kodak Duoflex IV, Kodak 73S, General Electric exposure meter, Bell & Howell one-nine sun o meter, Sears 6:1 auto zoom C-125 TLS, accessories and more!
  • Very nice clothes too!


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.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. 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. YOU CANNOT COME, PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST AND GO HOME. IF YOU LEAVE IN THE NIGHT YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST. 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.

Estate Start Time:
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.

Shopping Bags & Containers:
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.

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 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.