Estate auctions and estate sales typically take place after someone has died. Estate auctions are conducted by a professional auctioneer who collects a percentage of the profits from the sale of vintage collectible jewelry, different types of furniture, old memorabilia, antiques and vintage collectibles, and other items that are normally sold at estate and tag sales.
One item that is much desired by those attending estate auctions is a canterbury, which is a portable stand, small in stature, that holds books or music. Many people who go to estate auctions are canterbury collectors. Oftentimes, bidding wars take place in which two or more people compete to win a vintage canterbury, paying much more for it than it is worth.
For people whose are antique furniture hobbyists, estate auctions are a wonderful venue in which all kinds of treasures are available. Sometimes, a highly valuable piece can be won at estate auctions for far less money than it is actually worth. This often occurs when the the auctioneer is inexperienced or not knowledgeable about the specific item being auctioned off.
Antique furniture sales have exploded in the past decade, increasing by approximately 450 percent over previous decades. Though this is good for the estate sale industry, it has made it harder for vintage furniture enthusiasts to find bargains at an estate auction. However, such bargains, however rare, are still a possibility for estate sale enthusiasts who are willing to do the research to find them. References.