Trends in Downsizing and Estate Sales: November 2018

This past month we saw a range of unique items! We also saw several collections of items, like this entire collection of radios (and not just a handful of radios or 20, but over 200 radios of all shapes and sizes!)

This isn't something new for MaxSold, we see lots of collectors selling their lifetime of items on our platform. Whether it's trains, lego, dolls or radios, MaxSold has assisted in re-homing these loved collections and passed them on for others to enjoy.

We also released our holiday video, so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think!

Here are the trends in downsizing and estate sales for November 2018...

Antique/collector's dream!

Sold on MaxSold for $15200

Photos are only a sample of the locker contents- all good quality furniture (solid wood), rare finds, fine china, pottery, artwork and glass/crystal. Full dining set - chairs, extendable table, sideboard and hutch; two full bedroom suites (with dressers and vanity - all matching); two settees (excellent condition) one with matching armchair; Asian art and cabinet; rare find antique card/games table; numerous tea sets (Royal Doulton, Wedgewood, Spode etc.), Full sets of fine bone china (Royal Doulton etc.). Several antique and unique lamps as well. Owner frequented GTA high-end antique shows on a regular basis resulting in an exquisite array of antiques and collectibles

Mursden Hartley Painting. Maine.

Sold on MaxSold for $5600

15.5x19.5 inch wooden frame painting of Lewiston, Maine, 1877 by Mursden Hartley. 

Royal Doulton Carrie (Greenaway Series) Figurine

Sold on MaxSold for $385

About 6 inches tall. Marked as shown. This auction is being run by Antiques and Artifacts in support of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's Port Hope branch in its efforts to preserve Ontario's Architectural Heritage.  


Sold on MaxSold for $320

Antique stereo viewer with over 65 plus stereoviewer cards and vintage Viewmaster with assorted 40+ viewmaster reels. 

Antique Bakelite Addison Radio

Sold on MaxSold for $1551

Sterling silver eight place setting. Biirks Design. Francis the First. 

Sold on MaxSold for $1230

BIRKS Sterling silver service for eight. Design: Francis the First. 8 soup. 8 dinner forks. 8 dessert forks. 8 round spoons. 2 larger forks (7.25"), 8 tea spoons, 7 coffee spoons, 1 ornate spreader, 5 unusual napkin clips, 1 sugar tong, 8 butter knives with sabre blade, 8 knives (8.75"), 8 larger knives (9.25"). 


Sold on MaxSold for $357

Cascades made by Lladro from Spain. 11 inch nurse filling syringe.

Vintage Tiffany Style Lamp 

Sold on MaxSold for $220

Tiffany style lamp featuring four lights and leaded stained glass shade 20x20x26.

Lady's Diamond Engagement Ring Set 

Sold on MaxSold for $3700

"One set of 18 KT white gold lady's cast and hand assembled engagement and wedding rings, soldered together. On the engagement ring the three diamonds are set in raised, four claw settings. On the wedding ring the diamonds are claw set in line. Containing: One round brilliant cut diamond, measuring 5.31 x 3.19 (depth est): Approximate weight of 0.56 ct. Clarity VVS2 Colour E to F Cut Good. And two round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 5.03 to 4.99 x 3.01 dept est. Approximate total weight of 2 stones 0.94ct. Clarity VVS2 to VS1, colour E to G cut Good. And six round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.60 x 1.56mm depth est. " Approximately size 5 to 5.5. Appraisal certificate from certified gemologist. Appraisal certificate included. Appraisals are provided to us by the sellers and when provided are always insurance value appraisals which are usually much higher than retail value

Addison Vintage Radio

Sold on MaxSold for $1010

13x8x9. Tested works great. Restored. Model 5A. 1940. cabinet made in Waterloo. Note worn veneer. Very collectible.

Westinghouse Vintage Radio

Sold on MaxSold for $456

23x9x11. Walnut wood. Refurbished. Model 512 1936 37. Made in Canada. 

Early Blanket Box 

Sold on MaxSold for $93

39X19X19 with key dovetailed box. 

Colonial Newel Post & Baluster lot

Sold on MaxSold for $350

8 ea. Birch Newel Posts 3"x3"x48". 1.25x1.25x36" Pin Top. Birch Balusters. 4 cartons, 40 pcs. per carton.

Antique Books 

Sold on MaxSold for $255

8 volumes of Gibbons Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1848. 

Cast Iron Pots and Pans

Sold on MaxSold for $115

9 assorted cast frying pans and lidded pot. Most are vintage. 


Sold on MaxSold for $200

9 pieces of cloisonne 2 in pill box to 11 in vase. 

Limoges China

Sold on MaxSold for $1000

A. Raynaud and Co. Vieux Chine pattern. Service for 14 including platters, serving dishes, coffee pot, teapot, creamer and sugar, gravy boat, soup bowls, compotes and dessert cups. 

Antique Calendar Clock 

Sold on MaxSold for $461.02

Antique calendar clock with winding keys. 14X5X27.

Antique Sleigh Bells

Sold on MaxSold for $81

Antique leather sleigh bell strap with 26 bells. Approx 90 long. Bells are approx 1in each. 

Bentley and Beck Carriage Clock

Sold on MaxSold for $1550

Antique Royal Exchange Clock measures 17X11X7 inches. 

Sterling Silver Teapot

Sold on MaxSold for $772

Antique Sterling Silver Teapot. Teapot stands 11 inches high. Items weights 1020 grams. 

Antique Phonograph Amberola 30 Edison

Sold on MaxSold for $860


Sold on MaxSold for $178

Assorted Military Medals dating from 1914 to 1945. 

B&W Speakers 

Sold on MaxSold for $1010

B&W tower speakers 36" high. 

Marconi Vintage Radio

Sold on MaxSold for $410

Beautiful wood grain. 12x5x8. Tested working. Refurbished. Broadcast B. Model 182 1940 41. Made in Canada. 

Vintage Crystal

Sold on MaxSold for $115

Bedside carafe 8.5 inches, and glass, Waterford

The Agam Menorah 

Sold on MaxSold for $550

Boxed menorah number 288 of 900 in series. Certificate of authenticity included. 


Sold on MaxSold for $210

Brass hanging birdcage. Stands 69 tall. 

Antique Piano Stool

Sold on MaxSold for $105

Cast iron base, with looks tone the original fabric. 19.5 inches high Early Patent Date see pictures.

American Shuffle Board 

Sold on MaxSold for $411

Comes with pucks, 1 foot 10.5 inches wide x 9 feet 3 inches. 32.75 inches tall. 

Commodore 64 Computer And More 

Sold on MaxSold for $214

Commodore 64 Computer with books.

CSPS Rolling Tool box 

Sold on MaxSolod for $615

CSPS Rolling Tool box with and contents on and in tool box except bottom drawer. 

Chinese Figurine 

Sold on MaxSold for $150

Cultural Revolution Porcelain Figurine with Mao And 4 Other people. 

Rocking Horse 

Sold on MaxSold for $125

Folk painted wood rocking horse 48X11X33. 


Sold on MaxSold for $343.33

Glass vase 5.5 x9, lidded jam jar with spoon and 2 salt cellars with spoon NIB, all marked Baccarat. 

Rare early Royal Doulton "The balloon seller" figurine HN 583 only made from 1923-49.

Sold on MaxSold for $320

Good condition, no chips or cracks. Some minor crazing which is typical of the early earthenware pottery figurines. Approx. 9" high. 


Sold on MaxSold for $900

Hand made silk, 147 by 110 inches.

Vintage Rug

Sold on MaxSold for $2010

Hand made, wool, 114.5 by 82.5 inches

Hobart Welder On Stand

Sold on MaxSold for $491

Hobart stick welder. 225 amp AC/DC. Cables helmets, chipping hammer and some welding rods.


Sold on MaxSold for $85

Honey, tea, wafers and cigar tins. 

Howard Miller Free Standing Clock 

Sold on MaxSold for $471

Howard Miller Free Standing Clock measures 20X12X85. Note: top piece is not attached to clock

Barbie Collector Dolls 

Sold on MaxSold for $305

Inuit legend, in original box, James Bond 007, in box never opened, Bewitched in box never opened, Hudsons Bay Barbie in box never opened, Barbie and Ken Star Trek, in box never opened. Includes a Cat in the Hat Collectable figures, in box never opened. 

J Reynolds Banjo 

Sold on MaxSold for $130

J Reynolds banjo with Remco Weatherking head. Comes with soft case, stand, foot stool, and instructional materials. 

Large Inventory of Ribbon

Sold on MaxSold for $1250

Large inventory lot of European Ribbons from France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Japan. Everything is included except racking shown in photos. All ribbons have been packed and stored as shown in the photos. You get all the full sealed rolls (as shown on the black shelf photos) and all the open display rolls (the white background pictures). It is an instant store. These ribbons are dressmaker quality and include double faced satins, organdies, velvets, novelty ribbons, wired edge ribbons, gros grains and some trims. Ranging in widths from 1/8 up to 5 They are made of various materials, such as polyester, cotton, rayon, silk, acetate, linen and nylon. Be sure to click on all 30 images to see everything included. Perfect for holiday decorating, florists, crafting, retail gift wrapping, designers, costumers etc.

Marble Bust 

Sold on MaxSold for $535

Marble bust of woman. On base 14x9. White marble.

Mid Century Modern Sofa 

Sold on MaxSold for $900

Mid Century Modern Sofa 75x24x27.

Rocket Radio Lamp

Sold on MaxSold for $120

Mitchell brand, model 1260, unique and rare, possibly 1941, working condition. 26h. Lumnitone.

Lladro (Nao)

Sold on MaxSold for $105

Nao by Lladro, made in Spain porcelain. Approx 11 inches tall. Boy with sheep at his feet. 

Victorian Chairs 

Sold on MaxSold for $935

One arm chair and 5 straight chairs 36 in with striped upholstered seats. This dining room table, chairs and sideboard set was from the Banting Family Estate. Frederick Grant Banting was the co-discoverer of insulin. 

Antique Dolls

Sold on MaxSold for $610

One doll 17H has letter about doll stating doll is from mid 1800s with porcelain head and leather body and filling. 18H doll with blond hair note hair coming off, porcelain head and leather body legs and arms can bend. 

Panamax and Marantz Electronics 

Sold on MaxSold for $300

Panamax max 5100X, Marantz DV4200 DVD with manual, Marantz surround receiver SR7200, and 2 remotes RC7200SR and RC5200. Does not include Verizon box.

Die Kreuzritter Bibel And Oval Frame 

Sold on MaxSold for $429

Print of Die Kreuzritter Bibel. Assorted framed artwork. Largest 28X22. Vintage oval wood frame. 

Asian Scroll 

Sold on MaxSold for $430

Rain Marks and writing on this Vintage Framed East Asian scroll, 29.5X8.5, some damage: a couple of small tears and a small cut to paper, worn wooden frame, missing paper backing. 

Antique Regina Music Box 

Sold on MaxSold for $821.96

REGINA MUSIC BOX, Regina Co., 1893. Model 38017. Rahway, New Jersey. Mahogany case finish, 22X19.5X12. 

Ancient Roman Coin. Emperor Arcadius. 383-408 A.D.

Sold on MaxSold for $220

Reverse has Victory advancing left. Note: Price on coin card may not be current or accurate.

Irish Harp

Sold on MaxSold for $409.99

Roosbeck Harp. Playable. 19X35 wood inland and manual. 

Royal Doulton

Sold on MaxSold for $360

Royal Doulton Linda. 

American Girl Doll And Accessories 

Sold on MaxSold for $264

Samantha American Girl 1986 copyright. With paper dolls and keepsake books. Additional dress, purse and hat. 

Library Posters 

Sold on MaxSold for $230

Shown in the photographs is a very small sampling of the dozens and dozens of library posters. Variety of sizes and themes, almost all literary or art related. Located on second floor. 

Moorcroft Vase 

Sold on MaxSold for $150

Signed Moorcroft. Chips on base underneath,11 inches. 

Six Hummel Figures Including Two Special Editions

Sold on MaxSold for $85

Tallest 5.25". All in excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. Exclusive special edition No. 8 and No. 11 for members of the Goebel Collectors Club. 

Antique Green Onyx Mantle Clock

Sold on MaxSold for $465

This antique clock is made of green onyx and bronze connections and applications. Style resembles neo-empire style. Clock is decorated with faces and figures, with enamel face and faceted glass cover.Place of origin is most likely France. Made around year 1920. Brilliant work of art and very elegant home decoration. Clock is in working condition.

"EGG YOLK" Lamps

Sold on MaxSold for $247

This is a pair of "egg yolk" colour lamps with very fine quality "Wildwood" stamped lampshades with tags still attached.

Antique Gilded Leatherbound Books, The Poetical Works of Robbie Burns, 1839, Aldine, 1st Edition, 3 volumes

Sold on MaxSold for $680

Three volume 1st Ed. copy of The Poetical Works of Robbie Burns, published by Aldine in 1839. Foxing and toning present but all pages intact and in solid condition, clean for age but one board on volume lll needs to be reattached. This auction is being run by Antiques and Artifacts in support of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's Port Hope branch in its efforts to preserve Ontario's Architectural Heritage. 

Tiffany Gold Earrings Jewellery And More

Sold on MaxSold for $2951

Tiffany and Co. 18k gold pierced earrings. Plus 18k gold heavy Mens ring. Ladies cultured pearl bracelet appears to read 14k gold Clasp two bars and M initial letter. 10k gold coral cameo ring. Mens Seiko watch Timex watch Omega watch few stud costume earrings. 925 silver heavy ring. Gold tie pin 18" cultured pearl hand knotted necklace with silver clasp. Round Jade 1" pendant in silver with fine chain. One 2X1.5 Sports medals postage stamps and more. 

Gum Dispensers

Sold on MaxSold for $81.99

Two gum dispensers on a stand. Stands 42 inches tall and about 18 inches wide.

Games and Matchbox Cars 

Sold on MaxSold for $600

Variety Of Electronic Games and Matchbox Cars. Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, XBOX, Playstation

Antique 1890s French Ormolu Seven-Arm Art Nouveau Gilded Bronze Candelabra

Sold on MaxSold for $960

Very Rare Seven-Arm Gilded Bronze Candelabra in the Coup de Fouet Style (Art Nouveau) Height 21"Solid Bronze. 


Sold on MaxSold for $1200

Vintage cameras. Rolloeiflex, Yvillander, Mecablitz and more.

Vintage Metal Toys 

Sold on MaxSold for $410.07

Vintage cast metal toys the largest measuring 12 inches. 


Sold on MaxSold for $1700

Vintage pop and dairy bottles with wooden box and more. 

Thimble Collection

Sold on MaxSold for $146.22

Wooden box with 100 spots to fill, has sliding plastic cover, still room for a few more, includes some bottoms.

United States Military 

Sold on MaxSold for $570

World War 11 Captains Hat with gloves, US issued surgical instrument kit for minor surgery, US issued rain coat and blanket 60X80, military affiliated books, American flags, and a cane presented in remembrance of one who served. 

HAM Radio Equipment

Sold on MaxSold for $520

YAESU HF Transceiver FT 980, MFJ Versa Tuner II model MFJ 941D, Astron RS 12A, Kenwood 2m FM transceiver, microphone, and more.