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Past Estate Sales

This is an archive of a PAST ESTATE SALE in Curtis Park, CA. For our current sales, click here

Incredible Estate Sale!

Sacramento (Curtis Park), 95818


September 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 2018


8:00 AM-3:00 PM each day

**** Cutter Way, Sacramento, CA, 95818
At 7:00 AM, numbers will be handed out according to the order of the line. Doors open at 8:00. Good news - we will allow a higher number of people in the house at one time, and feel free to bring your own bags. This place is approximately 3,000sqft and there are many, many rooms full.

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Welcome, estate sale shoppers!

Our next sale is one of those rare, completely stuffed sales rich with Sacramento history that you won't want to miss. Believe it or not, every single thing you will see in the photos came from this house alone. Set-up has taken us over 6 weeks. There are 3 bedrooms, an office, library with built in bookcases, room full of silver plate, a dining room, living room, parlor with built in bar, a sunroom, balcony with outdoor items, packed patio, two mirrored vanity rooms, three closets full of great clothing…this place goes on and on! 

The woman of the house worked for the Western Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific for over 40 years. When Union Pacific acquired WPRR in the early 1980’s, she was an employee and salvaged many incredible items that were going to be discarded.


The man of the house was in the Air Force Band stationed at Mather, attended the Music Conservatory at UOP and spent his life as a beloved music teacher for Sacramento Unified.


Some contents of the sale:


  • Chinese carved altar chair

  • American oak carved curule chair

  • Pair 1960’s tub/barrel back (Baughman style), with matching custom upholstery on button tufted sofa

  • Four panel screen, Italianate painting on canvas (roses, urns)

  • Italian metal “book stack” end table

  • Pair upholstered slipper chairs, Chinese medallion upholstery

  • Pair white pedestal end tables

  • Duncan Phyfe mahogany dining table, excellent condition 

  • Six Hepplewhite style dining chairs

  • Triple display cabinet with glass front

  • Trestle console table

  • Leather and wood style arm chair

  • Glass top coffee table

  • Painted cane chair

  • Pedestal tables, marble tops

  • Telephone table with chair

  • Metal table with phone stand

  • Florentine phone book stand

  • Rectangular end table, two matching side tables

  • Painted bookcase, four shelves 

  • Marble top coffee table

  • Pair matching painted bookcases, three shelves

  • Vintage twin size bedroom set with two four poster pinecone beds, chest of drawers, side chairs

Balcony and patio
Multiple stained glass windows removed during the SF Palace Hotel 1980's renovation - yellow, floral; Large wrought iron tiered stand; cast iron chairs - white with grape and vine pattern; cast metal bistro set; cast chaise lounge, white; cast metal patio table; stepped plant stands; iron plant risers; dozens of terra cotta pots and USA pottery pots; stepping stones; statuary; outdoor wall decor; gardening implements; electric lawnmower; multiple stained glass panels; metal gates; vintage double hung windows

Railroad Memorabilia

  • Western Pacific Railroad sign (painted on canvas, attached to wood) measuring 43"h x 48" wide

  • Double sided “Baggage Claim - All Parcels Checked” sign (painted on wood) - large, 16" high x 100" long

  • WPRR luggage cart, original yellow paint

  • Two original upholstered railcar chairs with seat number plaques

  • BASEMENT FIND! Four large Western Pacific railroad Receipt books, over 200 pages each and completely full of old invoices relating to various companies throughout Northern California! What was paid, to who, including Ice, Coal, hours for blacksmiths, newspaper ads, etc...see photos.

  • Northern Electric Railway Co., Sacramento & Woodland Railroad Co. collection of hand written Ledger books, Journals, Minute Books, Journal for Dining Cars and Hotels,

  • Blueprints, Maps, Surveys, Plans 1st quarter 20th century

  • Weston Ammeter electrical instruments 

  • Railroad lanterns, a dozen USA glass railroad lenses

  • 100's of glass insulators (California purple, grey, teal, Brookline, NY, SF), a few ceramic

  • Union and Western Pacific hats

  • Gold and enamel pins (employee over 40 years)

  • Switch in wooden housing; Railroad throw switches, Switch and Signal Co., Relays;

  • Train track anvil

  • 6’ tall wrench

  • RR spikes incl. some goldtone

  • Stack of tiles reading “Western 12x12x1”

  • Maps, ephemera, timetables

  • California Zephyr Menus

  • Western Pacific clear glasses; WPRR Feather River Route Bowls, mug

  • WPRR locks


Musical Instruments; Cable Nelson upright piano; guitars; Bina Harmonium; American Perfection Clarinet; Thorens Fred Zimbalist large music box with mini records; Record player, records,

Calling all Book Scouts and Readers! Full Library - Leather bound volumes; Children’s books; Lots of bookends (soapstone, carved wood, bronze, plaster,); Magazines Architectural Digest magazines (40 year span), Sunset, Hunting and Fishing, Comic Books; Fiction, Medical, Historical, Music, topics galore

Globes; Illuminated table top Replogle globe; Illuminated library globe, glass; Marvy Barber Pole


Lighting; Italian gilt tole hot air balloon chandelier; Pairs of MCM table lamps (drip glaze pottery, Hollywood Regency gold and white glass, others); GWTW lamp, painted roses; Aladdin lamp form table light; Gooseneck desk lamps; Marbroro Lamp Co.; Frederick Cooper Table Lamp; large gilded cupid holding torch; Tiffin parrot light, 1950’s Siamese Cat TV Light; 1970’s GE Flair Moonglow Lightbulbs; Hanging lights; Slag glass table lamp; Abalone shell desk light; sea urchin nightlight; others; Vtg Glass lampshades; Sconces

Toys, Vtg games & dolls; Schuco dog, tin cars (Germany, US, Japan), original Ouija board; Model Cars, AHM car in box; model airplane Springfield Air Racing Assn.; Fisher Price pull toy; Stack of vintage felt pennants (Rose Bowl, others)

Vintage Bicycles including green 1970’s Schwinn Stingray (appears to be all original); Schwinn Varsity 


Tiki themed Bar Decor (actual bar NFS) 1960’s Hawaii art in bamboo frames, carved masks, shakers, steins, Crystal and glassware; MCM Barware, Georges Briard, gold and silver on glass; much more; MCM lighter and ashtray collection (enamel, pottery, glass, Sascha Brastoff, Zippo); Cristal D’Arques stemware in original boxes

Sterling bowl, cups, filigree and enamel viking ship; hundreds of pieces of silver-plated serving items including US Navy bowl and trays, silver over copper, Sheffield plate, flatware; Copper; Heintz bronze cattails vase and tray

Chinese and Japanese porcelain including famille rose buddha with children, figures, Chinese silver box, shaker, overlay bottle, lighter, lipstick holder; turquoise foo dogs, carved wood statue, camphor box, carved bone figures, snuff bottles; embroidered silk robes

Clocks; Anniversary clock; German cuckoo clock; French mantle clock; IMHOF Globe desk clock; Office/Desk Accessories, ink blotter, pens, large shredder, 1970’s Orient & Flume paperweight; Fine Pens; Parker, Cross, Schaefer; Antique Oak File Cabinet

Vintage radios; midcentury Trav-ler radio; 1960’s Zenith; Admiral, Fans - Industrial Westinghouse, Emerson; Typewriters; Underwood Standard, Remington, Royal; Vintage telephones Mirrors; Gilt wood framed; Stained Glass panels; Fireplace Accessories Screen, Tools, Andirons


Vintage clothing (1950’s-80’s) including dresses, coats, jackets, sweaters, nightgowns by Lilli Ann, Mr. Blackwell, Dupuis, Teal Traina, Gino Paoli, Norway Kjell, DaRue California, Marqurite Rubel, Christian Dior, hand made by Lorrayn Miller, Miles n Miles, Alfred Shaheen, Mister Robert, Alaskana Jacket, Betty Ing Vold, Miss Magnin, Nicole, Edith Flagg, Joseph and I. Magnin, Oscar de la Renta, metallic dresses, furs, Pendleton coat, hundreds of Men’s ties,  Purses (clutches and coin - sequins, alligator, velvet, satin, more); Vintage Hats by Lilly Dache, Joseph Magnin, Mr. Charles, Gene Doris, others in velvet, ecru, fur, feather, flowers, silk, Panama’s, more; Hat Boxes; Vintage shoes; Hat Stands and Head Vases; 

Vanity - Perfume bottles; Vanity boxes; jars; sterling dresser sets, jewelry boxes; Vintage Sunglasses (French, Italian)


Jewelry; Cuff links; 14kt jade bangle; 18kt St. Christopher necklace and medallions; Mexican and American Sterling necklaces, pins, bracelets; Designer Costume; Dozens of men’s watches (Swiss and Quartz) including Hamilton, Festina, Fortis, Jubilee, Dueber, Akridos, Italian, others

Italian decor; stamped Florentia; Venetian Glass, Pottery, Giltwood Mirrors and Frames; Hanging gilt birdcage;

Hundreds of framed art items: Collection of Fred Uhl Ball (renowned Sacramento enamelist) envelopes and framed art piece; 3 framed John Gould hand colored bird lithographs, Hulmandel (Hummingbirds incl. Diphogena Iris), French painted porcelain plaque, gilt frame; prints on canvas and paper; original art; painted art on wood; signed etchings; 1960’s and 70’s; Old Photos, Ephemera

Vintage Christmas ornaments, other holiday decor; Rugs, sarouks, hooked

Full Kitchen; 1950’s decor, canisters, Vintage Pyrex, Bake/Cook Wear; Fitz & Floyd Omnibus 50’s kitchen and other patterns, Franciscan Apple Blossom service; Collection of hand painted bisque birds; California and USA Pottery; Vintage Czech and Germany porcelain (1960’s)

LED TV; Fridge - Kenmore Side by Side (White), Weber BBQ, Cordless Mower

Linens; Custom dramatic crushed velvet drapes (three sets); Handmade Quilts; Textiles; Unused satin bedspread; fine linen, napkins, Chinese embroidered piano shawl, pillows

Vintage Plymouth, Ford and Pontiac car hubcaps, rims; 

Also from this estate are three vehicles for sale and available now to view at our garage (contact for appt.): CARS SOLD!

  • 2016 Mini Cooper S Hardtop, 2 Door 

  • 1937 International Pickup

  • 1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe


Aside from vehicles, our policy is to not allow pre-sales. Everything you see in the photos will be at the sale at 8:00 AM Thursday when we open. Thank you! 

Valuables Removed Nightly & House Has an Alarm

Thanks to everyone who shopped this sale - see you at the next one!

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