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NEW STORE ITEMS:  Week of 11/6

This week we have a variety of estates that were put out.  There are some tools, wicker furniture, antique pine cabinet, CHristmas decor and much more!  A collection of Longberger baskets came in last week as well. We still have the McIntosh Amp and PreAmp in their boxes!  Additionally, there is a Tandberg Receiver in its packaging as well.  

Vintage McIntosh Amp and PreAmp Tandberg ReceiverVintage McIntosh Amp and PreAmp Tandberg ReceiverVintage McIntosh Amp and PreAmp Tandberg Receiver

 

There are many old tools, some Roseville pottery and a variety of other cool old things found in the basement.  We also put out some entire new boxes of comics.  We recently picked up 25,000 new comics!  That's a lot!!!  As usual we have a nice selection of furniture and other household items.  We hope you stop by to see us.  This week GREEN is full price, Orange is twenty five percent off and Pink is half off.  Currently purple is out of rotation as we are on a three week rotation at least through the holidays.

Next week's highlights include another dusty pod full of stuff from a very old house in Green Bay.  We have many attic treasures arriving that we think you'll be interested in seeing.

We're working on getting some new jewelry priced and out as well. Store hours are Wed-Sat 9-6 and Sunday 12-6.  621 Westhill Blvd, next to Stevie B's.

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BumblePuppy Estate Sale Store

SPECIAL PRICES THIS WEEK!

Stock hardcovers, softcovers, children’s books are just a quarter!  (this excludes books prior to 1970 and cookbooks as well as coffee table books)

Stock Linens are all fifty cents this week (sheets, blankets, towels, aprons, pillowcases, scarves and hankies, placemats, fancy work etc!!)

VHS are just a quarter (excluding Disney)

This excludes any items marked separately.

STOCK CLOTHING JUST A QUARTER THIS WEEK!!  (anything not priced separately).

All other clothing is HALF OFF (excluding fur coats at the front of the store and anything that is not a #900 item)

 

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Upcoming Events 

Newsletter for the week of October 30, 2013

Highlights this week:  One day Stevens Point Sale, Store Specials!

 

Upcoming Sales

  • November 1
    • Stevens Point Sale
    • 3016 Jefferson St. Stevens Point
    • Join us for this fast moving one day sale in Stevens Point.  This sale features an entire house of furniture and decor from more modern to some retro and vintage pieces.  We have a large amount of cooking and kitchen items as well as table sets, bedroom sets, sofas, chairs and much more.  The whole house is full including an attic, garage, first floor living space with two bedrooms and basement.  Theres a little bit of everything at this sale.  To view pictures, see   http://www.flickr.com/photos/bumblepuppysales/sets/72157636956798633/
    • The sale runs from 9:00am until 6:00pm.

 

  • Nov 8-9
    • Sturgeon Bay Sale (Maplewood)
    • Times and address forthcoming
    • Pictures to be uploaded later this week.

 

  • Nov 14
    • BumblePuppy Thursday night auction
    • Times, pictures and address forthcoming
    • Join us for this auction.  It will include items from two estates that we were unable to have a sale at.  This includes a lot of furniture, tools, some large aquariums and other items.  We will post pictures and other information soon as well as auctioneer information, etc.  

 

  • Nov 16-17
    • BumblePuppy Winter Flea Market
    • Sat 9-4, Sun 10-3
    • Join us to meet a wide group of vendors selling many items.  From vintage and antique, collectible, new items, old items, furniture, jewelry, crafts and everything in between.  Also a BumblePuppy Junk Sale will be included.  We will be hosting a winter flea market once per month Nov - April.  Vendor spots are still available.

 

  • Nov 22-23
    • Depere Estate Sale
    • Fri 9-6, Sat 9-3
    • There is a wide variety of antiques, funky retro finds, designer clothing and decor and more.  Everything goes including the drapes, all furniture and more.  Highlights from this collection include antique furniture including a large display unit and corner curio, buffet, formal dining room table and chairs, matching sofa and love seat and more.  Included are an antique ceremonial Japanese headdress gifted to a former VP of Kimberly Clark (original paperwork included), A lot of jewelry, designer clothes, shoes and purses, dog supplies, brand new elliptical machine, new portable room air conditioner, decorations and MUCH MORE.  Stay tuned for additional details.
    • To see some of the initial pictures, check out our pictures here (more to be updated) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bumblepuppysales/sets/72157636956025345/

 

  • Nov 28:  Thanksgiving:  Store closed.  Please enjoy time with family and friends this holiday season

 

  • Nov 29
    • Black Friday Sale at the store
    • Stay tuned for our special deals on Black Friday.  We will be open regular hours.  Stay tuned for information on specials.

 

  • Dec 6-7
    • Neenah Estate Sale
    • Stay tuned for more information, pics, etc.

 

  • Dec ?  Thursday Night Auction
    • Please stay tuned for information about our Thursday night auction in December.

 

  • Dec 14-15 BumblePuppy Winter Flea Market
    • Sat 9-4, Sun 10-3
    • Vendor space available.  More information coming soon.

 

Please note the BumblePuppy Store will be closed from Dec 23- Jan 1 for deep cleaning and the holidays.  We will reopen on Jan 2.  We MAY still be able to accomodate some prescheduled drop offs, deliveries and pickups during this time.  Please schedule these in advance.

 

WHAT'S NEW IN THE STORE? WEEK OF 10/30/2013

 
NEW STORE ITEMS:  Week of 10/30 This week we are putting out an Oshkosh estate full of dusty old stuff.  The estate is filled with old electronics including a McIntosh Amp and PreAmp in their boxes!  Additionally, there is a Tandberg Receiver new in its packaging as well.  There are many old tools, some Roseville pottery and a variety of other cool old things found in the basement.  We also put out some entire new boxes of comics.  We recently picked up 25,000 new comics!  That's a lot!!!  As usual we have a nice selection of furniture and other household items.  We hope you stop by to see us.  This week ORANGE is full price, Pink is twenty five percent off and green is half off.  Currently purple is out of rotation as we are on a three week rotation at least through the holidays. Next week's highlights include another dusty pod full of stuff from a very old house in Green Bay.  We have many attic treasures arriving that we think you'll be interested in seeing. We're working on getting some new jewelry priced and out as well. Store hours are Wed-Sat 9-6 and Sunday 12-6.  621 Westhill Blvd, next to Stevie B's.

THIS WEEK'S STORE SPECIALS (10/30)

 

BumblePuppy Estate Sale Store SPECIAL PRICES THIS WEEK! Stock hardcovers, softcovers, children’s books are just a quarter!  (this excludes books prior to 1970 and cookbooks as well as coffee table books) Stock Linens are all fifty cents this week (sheets, blankets, towels, aprons, pillowcases, scarves and hankies, placemats, fancy work etc!!) VHS are just a quarter (excluding Disney) This excludes any items marked separately. STOCK CLOTHING JUST A QUARTER THIS WEEK!!  (anything not priced separately). All other clothing is HALF OFF (excluding fur coats at the front of the store and anything that is not a #900 item)

Auction Info

We had our first auction on October 26th.  If you'd like to see the kind of set up and kind of auction we had you can check out our pictures from last week's auction here:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/bumblepuppysales/sets/72157636955627554/
Future auctions will be held on Thursday nights and will last until about 10:00pm.  We will have a variety of items at each auction including new items that no one has seen before, items that are not moving quickly enough in the store, left over items from the store and estate sale and more.  There is a nice mix.  We have not negotiated a venue yet, but will update this information when we have the details.  If you've never been to an auction before and are nervous about how one works, please show up ahead of time and we will walk you through the process.  Its not scary, we promise!  We've just started these auctions and would like to build a legacy, so we appreciate your feedback and interest in helping us perfect this new sales venue for us.
 
In addition to these live auctions, BumblePuppy is excited to announce that we will soon be offering online auctions as well.  We are currently having our online auction platform built and will soon offer additional auctions in which you can shop from the comfort of your own home.  We will have shipping and delivery options included in this new sales venue as well.  This exciting venture will allow us to diversify our sales abilities and further meet the needs of our clients.  We hope that you'll check these out as well once we get them established.
 

Flea Market Info

 

FREE Admission and Parking

 

The BumblePuppy Winter Flea Markets are in their third year. We have room for over 50 vendors at our market and are often completely full. Vendors are selling a variety of wares including antiques, collectibles, baked goods, new items, garage sale items, junk, repurposed objects, as well as direct sales vendors like Avon, Pampered Chef and more. Vendors change each month. If you’d like to sign up to be a vendor, please check out our vendor page.

 

Flea Market Contacts

 

Janel Bedor (920) 213-0927

 

Mailing Address

 

BumblePuppy Sales
621 Westhill Blvd
Appleton, WI 54914

 

Flea Market Vendors

 

Click here to signup for Flea Market Vendor Emails

 

Flea Market Sign Up Form

You can pay by paypal.  See the paypal payment link info on the bottom of the page at  http://bumblepuppysales.com/services/flea-markets

Winter 2013 Flea Market Dates:

  • Nov 16-17
  • Dec 14-15
  • Jan 11-12
  • Feb 8-9
  • Mar 8-9
  • Apr 12-13
 

 

Other news and announcements:

1.  We are looking for bulk buyers for clothing and books.  Purchase by the garbage bag for clothes and by the box for books.  These are not smelly/yucky items.  They are in good condition.

2.  We could use some boxes and bags.  If you have extra bags and boxes laying around and you can bring them to us, we would appreciate it.

3.  Check out our new website designed by B2Computing!  We've got a lot of information on there and we've reorganized it so its easier to find!

4.  As always, if you refer an estate to us and we end up doing an onsite sale at the house, you will receive a $100 referal bonus!  We just need to know who refered the customer to us!

5.  Cleanouts!  Interested in getting a lot of merchandise for a bulk price?  We are looking for people to give us a quote on cleaning out estate sale leftovers from some of our estate sales.  If you are interested in being on our list, please contact us!

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NEW STORE ITEMS:  Week of 10/30

This week we are putting out an Oshkosh estate full of dusty old stuff.  The estate is filled with old electronics including a McIntosh Amp and PreAmp in their boxes!  Additionally, there is a Tandberg Receiver new in its packaging as well.  There are many old tools, some Roseville pottery and a variety of other cool old things found in the basement.  We also put out some entire new boxes of comics.  We recently picked up 25,000 new comics!  That's a lot!!!  As usual we have a nice selection of furniture and other household items.  We hope you stop by to see us.  This week ORANGE is full price, Pink is twenty five percent off and green is half off.  Currently purple is out of rotation as we are on a three week rotation at least through the holidays.

Next week's highlights include another dusty pod full of stuff from a very old house in Green Bay.  We have many attic treasures arriving that we think you'll be interested in seeing.

We're working on getting some new jewelry priced and out as well. Store hours are Wed-Sat 9-6 and Sunday 12-6.  621 Westhill Blvd, next to Stevie B's.

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BumblePuppy Estate Sale Store

SPECIAL PRICES THIS WEEK!

Stock hardcovers, softcovers, children’s books are just a quarter!  (this excludes books prior to 1970 and cookbooks as well as coffee table books)

Stock Linens are all fifty cents this week (sheets, blankets, towels, aprons, pillowcases, scarves and hankies, placemats, fancy work etc!!)

VHS are just a quarter (excluding Disney)

This excludes any items marked separately.

STOCK CLOTHING JUST A QUARTER THIS WEEK!!  (anything not priced separately).

All other clothing is HALF OFF (excluding fur coats at the front of the store and anything that is not a #900 item)

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Back in the day BumblePuppy was only doing a sale about once a month.  Does anyone know where our first sale was.  It was a fairly well attended sale.  If you missed that one, what was your first BumblePuppy sale?  Please comment on this blog post or in Facebook with your response!

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This week we are featuring three autographed photos from our Hewitt St. Neenah Sale this week.  There are quite a pile of autographs at this sale.  One of the sons of the woman who used to live in the house, with the stage name Jeff Dean, was an actor.  We were told he was in a movie called the Rabbit Test (IMDb listing:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078133/fullcredits).  However, he is not listed in the credits.  

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The answer to our last somewhat weekly whatisit is that the doll bust in the picture is cast from a mold made by artist Ada Schwetz Lehman of Germany. The bust was made in the 1930's in a popular ceramic manufacturing plant. This is a relatively rare piece (though others are available). Before and during World War II, Nazi soldiers took over the ceramics factory.  Many busts were destroyed during this time. Production continued at the factory, however, the nazi regime dictated that all casts be stamped with a swastika.

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This weekend at our Neenah estate sale, we found this unique treasure.  Initially we did some pricing research on this piece and while it was priced appropriately, we did not truly understand the significance of what we had.  Now we know thanks to the keen knowledge of our estate sale regular shopper Darrell.  We'll share what we learned from Darrell and some additional research next week, but we'd love to hear from you...  What is this and what is its significance???

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We encounter a variety of oddball and one of a kind items in our estate sale adventures.  We've created a weekly (someties) WHATISIT blog post to explore some of our interesting or reminiscent treasures! We held our last flea market for the year this weekend and had over 40 vendor booths filled with unique items.  One vendor, a 25 year flea market veteran, Ron Liszewski, had a treasure from the 1920's.  We've posted some pictures of this item below.  We'd love to hear your theories about this unique antique.  What could it be???

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We have a few pedal cars and tractors up for sale this week including an original Murray "Sad Face" car.  This is a classic car from an important pedal car maker.  

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The year was 1974, bobby-socks, greasers, and rock-n-roll was Americana at it’s best…

Television was filled with game shows, soaps and a popular sit-com called Happy Days. While he started out as a secondary character, Arthur H. Fonzarelli, or ‘the Fonz’ ended up being the spotlight in the lives of those on-screen and in real life.

He was a guy’s guy, greased back hair, leather jacket and motorcycle. All the girls wanted to date him, all the guys wanted to be him. He could walk in a room and start a fight, or stop a fight, which was actually the reason he and Richie became friends, but that’s another story. Even though he was a high-school drop-out (eventually getting his diploma), Fonzi was celebrated for the soundness of his moral compass. If the Fonz told you something, it was the truth, the Fonz could be trusted, and if you were his friend, he always had your back.

We celebrate our characters of TV who touch our lives through posters, music, dvd’s, and merchandising. A pair of Fonzie socks, of all things, have shown up at the shop. Granted they aren’t signed, but if they were, I would probably want them myself. Recalling the singular advise Fonzies father gave him, they have never been worn in the rain, for that matter, they have never been worn at all. So, if you’re a Fonzi fan, add this to your collection, pack it away for a day of nostalgia, or put it in your showcase next to the leather jacket and plastic comb that help us step back and remember ‘Happy Days’ and ‘The Fonz’.

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We've got a meteorite detector for sale this week. Its not your average detector! This one was built in the 1950's by a Lawrence University professor (Appleton, WI) and was the first ever patented detector. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a manual or its power cord so we are unable to test it. There is also the tiny matter of us not having any meteorites to detect (yes, Josh is "acting" in the picture). The detector we have for sale consists of a round, wrapped copper tube which is to be worn over the shoulders via canvas straps. The unit weighs about 50 pounds. One side has a place in which to plug a cord and the other has a small "read out" area and white button. This is truly one of the most unique pieces we've had walk through our doors.

This precursor to the Heddon Stockwell-type Meteorite Detector was invented by Lawrence University professor William F. Read. Most information published about the detector actually comes from the second model built by Read which was wheelbarrow mounted (he was trying to perfect the Heddon Stockwell wheelbarrow mounted detector. This first model was worn over the shoulders as you can see in the above picture. You can read more about how the wheelbarrow model works in this article (which is also where I pulled the information in this paragraph from): http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1965Metic...2..369R

Additional information written about and by William F. Read can be found at these links as well as information about meteorites found in and around the Fox Cities: http://www.jstor.org/pss/3627173 http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1969Metic...4..244R http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=div&did=WI.WT1960.WFRead&isize=text http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b68533dd-054d-4624-a2b0-18a65e5bc85d

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I have a very interesting Bentwood Bride box for sale in my ebay store. View the item in my ebay store.

It is aptly named Bentwood because the box maker would use water to shape the wood into an oblong box. From what I can tell, husbands used to purchase these for their wives on their wedding day to use to store treasures or wedding memories in. In many European cities, there was a position in each town as the box maker/decorator. That was his job. The one I have for sale is on consignment and is expected to date back to mid 19th century Europe.

I would love to know the story of this great box. Early Bentwood Bride's Box with blue paint.

  • Beautiful floral sides, paint decorated bride's box.
  • 18"L by 12" w, by 7" h
  • Northern European oval box
  • Lidded box with split cane lacings, some loss
  • Polychrome paint- some water marks on top
  • Remnant of bride and groom on lid with words on top edge
  • This is more than likely bent spruce
  • Paint wear, be sure to inspect all pictures carefully. Raised split on bottom of box, could be fixed. There is naturally a split there, but needs to be straightened a bit.
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I went into look at a potential estate sale last month and noticed a beautiful set of sand and rust dishes in the china cabinet. They were unmarked. What struck me about these dishes was the "off-kilterness" of them. They seemed really modern and I thought perhaps they had come from an independent art or pottery store. I was told that they items were over 50 years old. I was suprised by this, as the dishes did not seem as though they would come out of the 1940's. The salt and pepper shakers were alien looking or gourd looking, I can't decide. The tea pot is off center, the plates are lopsided.


I did some research without finding much out.  At the suggestion of an antiques appraiser that I work with, I emailed pictures of the pieces to Replacements.com.  Within a few days they told me what I actually had was a set of Red Wing Eva Zeisel dinnerware.  Its relatively rare because it is unmarked and people didn't realize it was Red Wing or Eva Zeisel (both highly collectible).


It turns out I had pieces from the sand, rust and blue lines of the Town and Country line.  Some colors were reproduced in the mid 1990's but those are marked.  The originals are not.  What cool little dishes these are. 


They will be available for sale at the estate sale on Frances Street in Appleton on August 12, 13, 14.  Although I do covet them myself, I never cherry pick the estate sales that I run.  Hope to see you there.  For pictures and more information please visit www.bumblepuppysales.com and click on the events tab.

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Upcoming Estate Sales

June 1st - June 3rd
Shiocton Estate Sale (New Dates June 1-3)


June 22nd - June 24th
Townsend Estate Sale


Upcoming Flea Markets

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Upcoming Auctions

May 22nd - June 4th
Appleton Consignment Estate Online Auction (May 22-June 4)


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