MASSIVE ESTATE COLLECTION 10 THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT BARN SALE, MULTI-GENERATIONAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
MAJOR UPDATES: The family has finally reached a point this summer where we are able to start purging more items from the home, from the eves in the attic and the basement, which are full of antiques, vintage, and old stuff including glassware, records, picture frames, art, typewriters, books, magazines, clothing, toys and other items. We have also reached the last and final of the outdoor locked storage sheds which contain estate items that were boxed and stored as long as 25 years ago and forgotten! I have uploaded about 150 new pics to the Flickr album, but in the confusion I may have accidentally duplicated some old pics. If anyone finds duplicate pictures on Flickr, please notify me by commenting on the picture on flickr so I know it's in there twice. Thanks for your help! THE PURGE CONTINUES ALL SUMMER LONG! PLEASE STOP BY!!
VIEW THE COMPLETE PHOTO ARCHIVE ON FLICKR WITH OVER 2 THOUSAND PHOTOS HERE:
This giant estate liquidation sale is now officially opened for the rest of summer. There is so much stuff here it is impossible to sell it in one weekend. If you haven't been here yet, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!!
The Flickr photo album has been augmented with over 2,000 pictures of newly discovered items, better lit and more easily accessible areas of the building. Please check it out!
Lehigh/Delaware Valley Estate Sale Gets National Attention
This unique estate sale features items from the 30-year collection of a NJ couple prominent in the arts and publishing, as well as items from the estates of the preceding generation and other family members whose items accumulated in the family storage of a renovated 18th century barn on the property.
Major collectors and antique shoppers for 3 decades, collecting runs in the family.
The primary owners were a highly regarded magazine editor and author and a classical musician who also served the county on various arts and historical preservation organizations.
Other members of the family whose items were added to the estate include 2x other artists/writers with equally eclectic tastes and careers in the visual arts, performing arts and radio extending from the 1930s to the modern era. One of the younger children is highly regarded in the field of decorative arts working for interior decorators. Make no doubt, this family is the right mix of artistic and eclectic pursuits to amass an astonishing array of quality collectibles, vintage and antique items.
The family road-tripped their way to the area antique-shopping to fill the home as they traveled from a previous residence in Oklahoma where the father had been employed with a publishing house as managing editor.
The NJ property is a historic stone farmhouse from the 18th century colonial era, together with surrounding barns and outbuildings restored in the early 1980s. The owners took the property back to about 1910 in order to utilize some modern 20th century amenities. As a result of this ambitious restoration project, antique furniture, decorative wares and architectural salvage items not put to use began to accumulate.
Once established in NJ, they continued their collecting endeavors by renovating and restoring the massive stone and wood-frame 1750s 3-story barn which became the warehouse repository of antiques collecting and architectural salvage overflow from the restoration of the stone farmhouse. Collectibles and antiques became the family pastime in the 1980s and continued up to recent times, when the father passed away and the mother retired. The result is a 3-story, 3-bedroom 2-bath house with finished attic and the accompanying 3-story high 6-thousand-square foot barn which is more gallery than farm. There is not a wall which remains bare in the house nor a spot on the rafters in the barn from which an interesting item of days gone by does not hang! It must be seen to be believed.
Although it has been listed on the market already, real estate agents have subsequently turned this property down for sale because it is so mired in a wealth of collectibles and antiques, seeing the house interior through the collection is difficult.
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VIEW THE COMPLETE PHOTO ARCHIVE ON FLICKR WITH NEARLY 2 THOUSAND PHOTOS HERE: