Trending Items Sold at an Estate Sale or Downsizing Auction: August 2018

We've sold everything from Lladros to Lamps this past month, continuing the debunk the "No One Wants Their Parents Stuff" and pianos being discarded in landfills themes in the media.

I thought you might find this article in the Washington Post (which mentioned MaxSold) relevant...

"...Within two weeks, the company prepared photos and descriptions of 300 lots of items, ranging from household supplies to the pool table; posted them on its online auction site; sold 95 percent of the lots; and on a single day required all purchases to be picked up by the buyers." (the pickup event is supervised by MaxSold when the MaxSold manged solution is chosen)

We demonstrated how MaxSold is reversing the trend leveraging auctions to sell practically everything with a 3-Step process in under two weeks. MaxSold was awarded the #1 Most Viewed Estate Sale company award, and this didn't come as a surprise as we served over 460 families JUST in the month of August.

Last month's seller experience in a video nicely captured our stress-free solution. With 1000s of items sold last month, below is a list narrowed down to some interesting items!

Easel Lamp 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,111

Easel floor lamp, gold with black. 83 inches, used condition with some scratches. Untested.


Sold on MaxSold for $1,103

VINTAGE CHINESE JADE AMULETHand engraved. Ruyi (scepter) amulet is a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial sceptre in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore.

2015 Toyota Corolla LE

Sold on MaxSold for $8,400

1.8 L 4 cylinder Toyota Corolla with 6151 miles. 4 door sedan, silver with grey and black interior, scrape on left front bumper under headlight, larger scrapes on right front bumper and bumper is uneven, wheel cover scrapes, rusted under passenger door right side, scrape and small dent on left rear passenger door. Clear title

Vintage Cameras 

Sold on MaxSold for $5,925

Vivitar 283 electronic flash, Leitz accessories, Leica lenses, Linda slide accessories, Leica M3 777 820 camera in case, guardian exposure meter, lenses, and more. Untested.

Meissen Dessert Set 

Sold on MaxSold for $2,353

14 piece Meissen Dessert Set. Includes 11 plates and 3 compotes. Circa 1835. Minor wear. 

Sterling Bowl 

Sold on MaxSold for $2,077

Sterling bowl 10X7.

John Deere Riding Lawn Tractor 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,400

100 series John Deere riding lawn tractor. 21 horsepower. Comes with manual. Excellent condition

Watsonian Sidecar 

Sold on MaxSold for $440

Sidecar 52X77X24.

Leather Bound Classic Books 

Sold on MaxSold for $2,073

Hardcover, leather bound illustrated books including works by Mark Twain and Jules Verne and many more

Cowboy N Metal Horse 

Sold on MaxSold for $940

Cowboy 23X14X52Metal Horse 21X75X47. Note: Heavy item, please bring appropriate assistance as needed to move this item. (two people are needed to move this item, a third person would be recommended).


Sold on MaxSold for $2,050

37x20 Bronze statue. 

Japanese Tansu Step Chest 

Sold on MaxSold for $525

Chest only, no contents. Some minor scratches, see photos.

Signed G. Roberts Oil On Board

Sold on MaxSold for $1,900

William Goodridge Roberts, Untitled still life, Oil on board, 17 x 21 inches,note frame cracked aged. 

Hand Knotted Carpet 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,750

Shows very minimal wear. 79.5X120

Akai Tape Recorder 

Sold on MaxSold for $248

Gx625 Untested.

Teddy Bears

Sold on MaxSold for $310

Identifiable Teddy Bears have tags showing. Most created by Susan Conacher from Burlington. First individual bear photo origin unknown but was made from old mink coat. Last bear is number 683 of 1000 produced by Martin J Hermann company in Germany for the Teddy bears Centennial. Tallest bear approx 12 inches tall.

Stephan Sedlacek Original Painting, Titled The Suitor

Sold on MaxSold for $1,625

Framed Art 26X36. 

Belleuse Statue Of Melodie 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,600

12x12x31 statue of female harpist called Melodie by Belleuse. Solid metal, very heavy, bring help. Good condition

18kt Perimeter of Coin 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,330

Chain stamped 750. 

Christofle Flatware 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,260

Setting for 12: made in France, 9 pieces per setting. Soup, dessert and teaspoon, dinner, salad and dessert fork, butter, medium and tall knife. Includes blue covers and potato serving spoon. 

Teak Dining Room Table & Chairs 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,070

Table dimensions are 53" L x 28" D x 34.25 w but has a 19" extension piece that slides out on either end as needed. Includes 6 chairs. In nice condition.

Hand Knotted Carpet 

Sold on MaxSold for $1,010

Shows very minimal wear. 219X140.

Hand Signed Peter Max Serigraph 

Sold on MaxSold for $990

Limited edition Signed by artist. Number 51 of 100. Some stains around edges that will be covered by matte. See photos for details. 21.5 x 27.5.

Leather Bound Classic Books 

Sold on MaxSold for $954

Hardcover, leather bound illustrated books including works by Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Robert Louis Stevenson many more.

Arcade Video Game Table 

Sold on MaxSold for $888

Arcade Video Game table with 1000s of games on it. Including 80's favorites Ms. Pacman, Space Invaders, Burger Time. . Not tested. 25.5X30X31. 2 stools, each 17in tall. Heavy bring help to remove.

10 Fish Plates 

Sold on MaxSold for $870

Ten 10-inch Anna Weatherley Designs hand painted fish plates.

Griswold Cast Iron, Wrought Iron 

Sold on MaxSold for $811

Griswold Stand, Wrought Iron Stand 43inches high, trivets, Cast Iron Dutch Oven and Denmark cast piece. Some wear, dust noted. 1st Floor.

Basswood Sunstream Infrared Sauna 

Sold on MaxSold for $772

2 years old. 360 degree infrared body coverage. LED Colour light therapy and aromatherapy options. Ultra low EMF. Blaupunkt speakers with blue tooth capabilities. Adjustable infrared intensity. Optional L moveable bench upgrade included. Buyer will be required to dismantle and move the sauna. External Dimensions: 1180 (W) x 965 (D) x 1880 (H)
Internal Dimensions: 1120 (W) x 865 (D) x 1755 (H).

Nikon AF S Nikkor 300mm Lens 

Sold on MaxSold for $755

Nikon lens with case.

Oriental Decor 

Sold on MaxSold for $710

Urn with lid. 9.5X9.5. Overall Blue floral theme with Chinese characters. Overall white porcelain with dragon, 11.5X6 with large and deep lid. Both of these pieces have Jian Ding export approval deals. Asian 5X10 Pot And 3x5 vessel. With bamboo theme in a gray porcelain. Pair of 2.5X3 decorative Oriental Snuff glass bottles with marbelized corked caps. Located on first floor.

Large Red Snap On Tool Chest 

Sold on MaxSold for $700

Large red Snap On tool chest 49.5X24X75, 14 drawers, one upper cabinet and one vertical side cabinet. Also includes red zip cover. Please note it is currently unlocked with combination unknown. It will need to be disassembled and removed from the basement, it does not fit out basement door when assembled. Cabinet is extremely heavy and has a weighted bottom, bring help to disassemble and move. In used condition.

Table Saw 

Sold on MaxSold for $686

Delta Industrial model 36 714. With extension table for router, sitting on wheeled metal cart. Includes extra blade. Wear, working as per seller.

Sterling Silver 

Sold on MaxSold for $680

Birks sterling silver flatware. 34 spoons and one serving spoon, 10 spreader knives, 17 forks, tongs and cake knife. Note some tarnish.

Chicago Mosaic Lamp Co. Lamp 

Sold on MaxSold for $620

Tiffany style lamp, Triple socket, satellite pulls, bronze base, with signature, rewired. Geometric shape. Some hairline cracks to shade.

Two Side Cabinets 

Sold on MaxSold for $610

Pair of side cabinets in good condition. Note: Condition, has some marks or scratches. Matches lots 24, 26. Each measure 28x17x28 Sold as-is/where-is.

Railway Themed Books 

Sold on MaxSold for $560

A very large collection of train related books including The Trains We Rode, The Peoples Railway, History of the Baltimore and Ohio, Lords of the Line, Burlington Route, High Iron, Logging Railroads of the Saco River Valley, Night Trains, and many more. All appear to be in good condition.

Wood Wagon and Yoke 

Sold on MaxSold for $610

Wagon was purchased at Wrangler Roost auction of stage coach line closing 2005 In New River, Wagon measures 47X122X61.

Retro Canon Camera and more 

Sold on MaxSold for $560

*note: in good to great condition / require batteries

Asian Scroll Wall Hanging 

Sold on MaxSold for $555

Asian Scroll Wall Hanging. 35x77.

Comic Books 

Sold on MaxSold for $550

Ten total boxes of carefully bagged and boarded comic books. Including but not limited to The Mighty Thor, The Avengers, Teen Titans, Power Pack, American Century, Excalibur, The Adventures of Superman and more. Issue years from 1970-2000. Unread 9.7 CGC condition as per seller.

Vintage Easel And Original Art 

Sold on MaxSold for $526

Vintage brass look easel with gold tone emblem accents. Back tripod leg detached from back and taped to secure. Also included is several pieces of original sketches by Arthur B. Davies and a signed and numbered cigar themed piece. Also included are several empty frames in all shapes and sizes.

Silver Iguana Statue 

Sold on MaxSold for $520

29x20 silver plated iguana statue. Numbered piece is 21 of 150. Lifesize. Very heavy. Bring help to move. Matches lot 175.


Sold on MaxSold for $520

5 vases, 13 in. metal vase, 4 ceramic vases, tallest 12.5 and 1 Satsuma style lidded jar 8 in. tall. Some wear on lips but no chips.

Daum Glass Tiger 

Sold on MaxSold for $513

12 inch Daum glass tiger, in box.

Wood Barrister Book Cases 

Sold on MaxSold for $500

Barrister book cases. 5 are by Macey and one is The Globe Wernicke Co.. Includes 6 total stackable cases with one base and one top. Each unit measures 34x10x12.

Vintage Edison Disc Phonograph And Vinyl Records 

Sold on MaxSold for $480

Solid wood Edison disc phonograph 21X23X50 with vinyl record cabinet below. Includes key and assortment of vinyl records.

Raccoon Throw 

Sold on MaxSold for $460

Raccoon throw, lined in velvet, 3.5X3.5', new purchase from Fur Salon at Hudson's Bay.


Sold on MaxSold for $460

Antique desk clock 17 inches tall, has key, both back and face open. Untested.

B.B. Simon Picture Frame 

Sold on MaxSold for $460

Intricately designed with crystal elements. New. 14X11 needs reinforcement on back as heavy if used as a standing picture frame.

Handcrafted Bird House 

Sold on MaxSold for $438

Handcrafted fine art wood bird house, signed by NJ retired carpenter, Mitch Erceg.


Sold on MaxSold for $420

Numbered and signed Lladro hummingbird and flowers. 12 inch tall. Comes with original packaging.

Waterford Crystal And More 

Sold on MaxSold for $410

Ten Waterford crystal wine glasses, four Waterford tumblers, four additional crystal glasses, two Waterford crystal brandy glasses, four etched glass wine glasses, a hand painted shot glass with handle, pottery bowl, and glass seals.

Royal Crown Derby Fine China 

Sold on MaxSold for $391

Royal Crown Derby 8 place sttings. 9 dinner plates, luncheon plates, 4 cups with 7 saucers, side plates and a cookie plate.


Sold on MaxSold for $362

A Peter Wright of England solid iron anvil. Also, a railroad track portion used as an anvil and a round anvil for curving. Heavy. In basement. Bring help to move.

Sword and Hatchet 

Sold on MaxSold for $360

Hatchet with long handle and pointed end. Handle is wood with burned pattern. Head is steel. 28 long. Sword with 23 inch blade. 5 inch hilt shaped like horse head. Blade is oxidized

Decanters And Shot Glasses 

Sold on MaxSold for $360

William Yeoward decanter and pitcher, 14 and 15 inches tall. 12 shot size glasses. Glass candy cane swizzle sticks, and more.

Sonos WiFi Speaker 

Sold on MaxSold for $354

Sonos wifi speaker. Untested.

Japanese Screen 

Sold on MaxSold for $351

Hand painted gold leaf Japanese decorative screen with 4 panels each 14X27, dated from the later Edo period, approximately 1850 with COA.

Three Buddha Figures 

Sold on MaxSold for $345

Eiffel Tower Art 

Sold on MaxSold for $335

Painting of the Eiffel Tower on canvas. 26x49 overall.

Rare And Collectible Silver And Steel Spurs 

Sold on MaxSold for $326

These are a very fine Vintage pair of signed PISTOL STYLE SPURS by the artisan E. GARCIA. They are extensively engraved and of very fine craftsmanship. A must for the serious collector.

Chinese Screen/Room Divider 

Sold on MaxSold for $320

8 panels, screen shows signs of wear. Heavy bring help to remove.

Antique Spinning Wheel 

Sold on MaxSold for $320

Antique wooden spinning wheel, 35-inches high. In working order. Note wear.

Sewing Machine and Accessories 

Sold on MaxSold for $320

Vintage PFAFF 332 sewing machine in case, untested. Sewing accessories and craft material and more.

Marble Statue Of A Bust 

Sold on MaxSold for $315

Marble statue, comes in two pieces. When assembled 8X7X16. Relatively heavy.

Stained Glass Window 

Sold on MaxSold for $315

Stained glass window in wooden frame with circular details in glass that are raised 19x36. Note: wear as expected with age.

Dyson Vacuum 

Sold on MaxSold for $310

Dyson Infinity Vacuum with attachments. Working as per seller.

Haviland Limoges China 

Sold on MaxSold for $310

Haviland Limoges Louvecuennes 14 cups, cream and sugar set, 12 dessert plates and 14 saucers. One saucer is slightly smaller than the rest. 6 Dubin and Martin small gold rim plates. 3 assorted saucers.

Antique RCA Gramophone 

Sold on MaxSold for $306

Antique RCA gramophone in working condition as per seller with horn and an assortment of untested vintage records.

Industrial Metal Light 

Sold on MaxSold for $300

Measures, 62 inches in height, on wheels, adjustable, note: in working condition, as per seller, rust, shows wear.

Vintage Vanity 

Sold on MaxSold for $295

Vanity dresser with matching bench. 50X19X29 and 25X16X19. Made by Gettysburg Furniture of PA. Has been refinished. Note some wear and damage to top of one chair leg.

Doctors Watch 

Sold on MaxSold for $288

Tiffany & Co. 1940's Doctor's watch with dual dials "? Second hand dial practical for assessing heart and respiration rates. Rectangular shaped face with black croc grain on calf band.

Artistic Floor Lamp 

Sold on MaxSold for $281

Human figure floor lamp 20X88. Dark bronze tone colors. Very. Heavy. Bring help to carry out from main floor. Working.

Large Metal Dog 

Sold on MaxSold for $280

Large Metal Dog 14X57X39.


Sold on MaxSold for $260

Cello with carrying case.

Decorative Ducks And Birds 

Sold on MaxSold for $260

Largest 14X16X15. Some wear, overall good condition.

Kramer Brothers Lamp 

Sold on MaxSold for $260

Painted metal base, 22 high, honeycomb style shade, hairline cracks, made in New York. Lamp is shown on pg 324 of Paul Crist's Mosaic Shades Volume II.

Limoges Trinket Boxes 

Sold on MaxSold for $253

Six trinket boxes.

Vintage Wooden Ducks 

Sold on MaxSold for $247

Vintage wooden ducks. Signs of surface wear. Some have markers marks or stickers on belly.


Sold on MaxSold for $240

18x14x4 Koran book in wood case.


Sold on MaxSold for $240

Bose Wave Music System. With Bose CD changer accessory. With remotes. All untested.

Antique Chinese Panel 

Sold on MaxSold for $240

This antique Chinese panel was purchased in Hong Kong many years ago and the frame measures 33.25 inches high by 12.5 inches wide. The picture painted on what appears to be porcelain and signed by the artist measures 29.25 inches high by 8.5 inches wide. It is quite heavy and appears to be in very good condition with age related wear on the frame,

Chess Set 

Sold on MaxSold for $235

Bone chess set, with Asian figures as Chess pieces, each pawn is a different character, in case that doubles as chess board, 17X17, some releasing of veneer on top.

Lalique Tiger 

Sold on MaxSold for $220

4 inch Lalique glass tiger in box.

Jerusalem Bible 

Sold on MaxSold for $210

Bible illustrated by Salvador Dali, never used, with box.


Sold on MaxSold for $210

Two bayonets in sleeves. Note minor wear.

Fredrick Cooper Lamps 

Sold on MaxSold for $200

A pair of lamps, silver colored metal with a fabric like shade. Shade is 16 inches Square, 24.75 in height, base is 7.25 square. Both turned on.

Pots And Pans 

Sold on MaxSold for $196

Assorted pots and pans. Some All Clad. Largest 24X14. Smallest 12X5. Rack included and measures 25X22. In garage. Bring boxes.

Nina Oberoi Bowl 

Sold on MaxSold for $180

Gold colour painted Bowl. 9X14X6.

1965 Muhammad Ali vs Floyd Patterson fight ticket, and Daily news paper 

Sold on MaxSold for $175

This is an authentic ringside ticket, along with original Daily news paper. This collection is from the 1965 fight.

Hummel Figure

Sold on MaxSold for $165

5X7 Hummel figure of boy and girl under umbrella.

Mont Blanc Pen and Waterman Paris Pen in original cases 

Sold on MaxSold for $160

Waterman Paris Pen in original box with instruction booklet. Mont Blanc Pen is in original box.

Royal Doulton Figurine

Sold on MaxSold for $115

My Love, 6 high, HN 2339, no damage.