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(Macomb Daily)   Cutting out the middle man ... antiques dealer with late stage cancer hosting her own estate sale   (macombdaily.com) divider line 44
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2012-02-10 09:50:50 AM  
If I were going to this, I'd hold out a while for the bargains.
 
2012-02-10 01:37:28 PM  
what's weird about this?
 
2012-02-10 01:39:54 PM  
I'd so haggle.
 
2012-02-10 01:41:34 PM  
A living estate sale? Hold the presses.
 
2012-02-10 01:41:45 PM  
Not weird at all. They just don't typically call it an "estate sale". It's called a "garage sale" or a "yard sale" - or in this case, an "antique auction". I know lots of people who collect old things, and then sell them when they need money for something else.

"I may not have achieved my philosophical goals in life, but having a successful sale is a tangible goal I can reach..."

For her sake, since she's described as an antique dealer by trade, I can only hope she's had a successful sale at least once before this.
 
2012-02-10 01:42:32 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's weird about this?


THIS!

What exactly is so strange, subby?
 
2012-02-10 01:43:10 PM  
assholes, the lot of you.
 
2012-02-10 01:44:05 PM  
It'll sit around in my store for a while, so I'll give you $50 for it.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-10 01:52:16 PM  
I'm an antique, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Kit Fister: assholes, the lot of you.


This one in particular.

/spats
//scrimshaw
//tooth powder cans
 
2012-02-10 02:01:30 PM  
You can't take it with you, you know.


/The antique dealer certainly does
 
2012-02-10 02:01:52 PM  
China cabinets and furnishings, glass and pottery, paper goods and jewelry, books and postcards, old toys and even baby items are among the offerings.

How about a piano? I'm looking for something to store the framed remains of my family on.


t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-02-10 02:06:34 PM  
The difference between a garage sale ad an estate sale is that the garage sale stuff is junk the owner wants to jettison. The estate sale the stuff that they wanted to keep. When I buy stuff form antique shops I try to imagine the story behind the item, wonder what it woud say.

To be able to hear the story from the owner would be a gift in itself.
 
2012-02-10 02:08:10 PM  

BurnShrike: China cabinets and furnishings, glass and pottery, paper goods and jewelry, books and postcards, old toys and even baby items are among the offerings.

How about a piano? I'm looking for something to store the framed remains of my family on.

[t3.gstatic.com image 256x191]


Now you've done it. This thread is going to be pulled too.

How grand.
 
2012-02-10 02:12:01 PM  

lohphat:
Now you've done it. This thread is going to be pulled too.


Nah, I doubt it. I think the last one was pulled because Mr Babyquarium was issuing threats and the rest of us were piling on to gang rape him.

That was the most fun I've had on Fark in a long time, but I still plan on using the babyquarium jokes rolling.
 
2012-02-10 02:13:50 PM  

BurnShrike: lohphat:
Now you've done it. This thread is going to be pulled too.

Nah, I doubt it. I think the last one was pulled because Mr Babyquarium was issuing threats and the rest of us were piling on to gang rape him.

That was the most fun I've had on Fark in a long time, but I still plan on using the babyquarium jokes rolling.


There's dog piling and then there's demanding to be gang raped. He was almost offering free loob.

I prefer the term fetalquarium.
 
2012-02-10 02:17:07 PM  

lohphat: BurnShrike: lohphat:
Now you've done it. This thread is going to be pulled too.

Nah, I doubt it. I think the last one was pulled because Mr Babyquarium was issuing threats and the rest of us were piling on to gang rape him.

That was the most fun I've had on Fark in a long time, but I still plan on using the babyquarium jokes rolling.

There's dog piling and then there's demanding to be gang raped. He was almost offering free loob.

I prefer the term fetalquarium.


I know he was. He basically walked into the thread and dropped his pants for us.

I like the term fetalquarium too. It makes the proper differentiation between a fetus and a true baby, which someone like him loves to confuse. "Babyquarium" is already kinda out there though, so I'm not sure we can change the name now.
 
2012-02-10 02:25:43 PM  
Nothing strange about this. My great aunt did it. She was very organized about the end of her life and made sure everything was taken care of. This made everything easier for her and those left behind.
 
2012-02-10 02:26:13 PM  
Good for her. My Great Grandmother was also an antique dealer. She left no will. It was a major nest of nastiness.
 
2012-02-10 02:29:03 PM  
I suppose by "strange", you mean, "happens nearly every week in most cities"? Here in Shreveport, LA there's a company that does nothing but living estate sales for people about to go to nursing homes or similar places.
 
2012-02-10 02:32:25 PM  
A few years back a guy I know held his own wake. Terminal cancer, six months to live, the usual "F*** CANCER" story. Also an incredibly bright, happy guy. Played the clarinet. Had a lively party, cheerfully telling everyone goodbye.

Died a month later. Glad he got to say farewell on his terms.
 
2012-02-10 02:45:10 PM  
More people should do this, if they are emotionally able to. It's the collectors who understand what the hell things are and what they're worth. Too often families get saddled with houses full of things; they have no idea what the value is, how to sell it, or who will take advantage of them.

If you've ever seen the beginning of The Ninth Gate, the scene where Johnny Depp completely screws the couple out of the old man's most valuable books is absolutely true to life and all too common.
 
2012-02-10 02:52:01 PM  
This is a great idea... she can guilt people into a higher price.
 
2012-02-10 02:52:09 PM  
that's not weird, that's how it should be.
 
2012-02-10 03:05:53 PM  

BurnShrike: China cabinets and furnishings, glass and pottery, paper goods and jewelry, books and postcards, old toys and even baby items are among the offerings.

How about a piano? I'm looking for something to store the framed remains of my family on.


[t3.gstatic.com image 256x191]


Hey, does anyone know what happened to that thread the other day? Someone submitted a headline which referenced the dead baby on the piano and when I went to click on it (in my RSS feeds) the entire thread had been deleted. I've been on Fark for 6 years and I have never seen that happen. I wonder if the dead baby Farker threatened to sue if they didn't take the thread down.
 
2012-02-10 03:10:37 PM  
"She has been a lifelong collector of antiques and collectibles, and has been a dealer in her own and many other shops for years. Her "treasures" number in the thousands and run the gamut from old correspondence, journals and other ephemera to tiny buttons, pins and old Wyandotte collectibles"

damn, I'm 55 and that sounds exactly like me.

Time to sell.
 
2012-02-10 03:13:32 PM  

superfudge73: BurnShrike: China cabinets and furnishings, glass and pottery, paper goods and jewelry, books and postcards, old toys and even baby items are among the offerings.

How about a piano? I'm looking for something to store the framed remains of my family on.


[t3.gstatic.com image 256x191]

Hey, does anyone know what happened to that thread the other day? Someone submitted a headline which referenced the dead baby on the piano and when I went to click on it (in my RSS feeds) the entire thread had been deleted. I've been on Fark for 6 years and I have never seen that happen. I wonder if the dead baby Farker threatened to sue if they didn't take the thread down.


Fark rarely "disappears" a thread but as said above, it got out of hand. It was like a pack of hyenas jumping on a wounded zebra shouting "come see how tasty I am" and then threatening the hyenas for tooth marks.

Mr. Fetalquarium is the ultimate troll.
 
2012-02-10 03:17:18 PM  

lohphat: superfudge73: BurnShrike: China cabinets and furnishings, glass and pottery, paper goods and jewelry, books and postcards, old toys and even baby items are among the offerings.

How about a piano? I'm looking for something to store the framed remains of my family on.


[t3.gstatic.com image 256x191]

Hey, does anyone know what happened to that thread the other day? Someone submitted a headline which referenced the dead baby on the piano and when I went to click on it (in my RSS feeds) the entire thread had been deleted. I've been on Fark for 6 years and I have never seen that happen. I wonder if the dead baby Farker threatened to sue if they didn't take the thread down.

Fark rarely "disappears" a thread but as said above, it got out of hand. It was like a pack of hyenas jumping on a wounded zebra shouting "come see how tasty I am" and then threatening the hyenas for tooth marks.

Mr. Fetalquarium is the ultimate troll.


You might even call him the Quinn-tessential troll.
 
2012-02-10 03:21:28 PM  

dodecahedron: awesomeness redacted.


I love how you're farkied "click her profile, she's farking awesome"
and I raely see you and forget and have to click to see why you're farkied like that.
 
2012-02-10 03:21:30 PM  
Someone putting their affairs in order before they die. Amazing. I thought we were all required to pretend we had the right to be immortal.
 
2012-02-10 03:23:10 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: Good for her. My Great Grandmother was also an antique dealer. She left no will. It was a major nest of nastiness.


My grandmother is an antique dealer. By which I mean, antique collector. "Antiques" = she thinks they're antiques. "Antiques" = any thing she sees, any where, if it's for sale. By which I mean, she's a things collector. And by "things" I mean, you should see the "nest" we'll have to clean up one day.
 
2012-02-10 03:33:16 PM  

dodecahedron: lohphat: superfudge73: BurnShrike: China cabinets and furnishings, glass and pottery, paper goods and jewelry, books and postcards, old toys and even baby items are among the offerings.

How about a piano? I'm looking for something to store the framed remains of my family on.


[t3.gstatic.com image 256x191]

Hey, does anyone know what happened to that thread the other day? Someone submitted a headline which referenced the dead baby on the piano and when I went to click on it (in my RSS feeds) the entire thread had been deleted. I've been on Fark for 6 years and I have never seen that happen. I wonder if the dead baby Farker threatened to sue if they didn't take the thread down.

Fark rarely "disappears" a thread but as said above, it got out of hand. It was like a pack of hyenas jumping on a wounded zebra shouting "come see how tasty I am" and then threatening the hyenas for tooth marks.

Mr. Fetalquarium is the ultimate troll.

You might even call him the Quinn-tessential troll.


Goddamn it! I want to see that thread!!! I suppose there is no way to see it now.
 
2012-02-10 03:38:38 PM  
It wasn't a miscarriage. The baby jumped out to save it having to grow up in that family and it hit it's head on the floor and died.
 
2012-02-10 03:52:30 PM  
at first glance, i thought it was called "the macabre daily"
 
2012-02-10 04:03:16 PM  
I wish I could go.


When I first moved to the south, I answered an ad for a piece of artwork for sale that I could actually afford. Turns out the seller had a huge mansion full of fantastically lovely things. She basically told me she had two loser sons, one in jail and one on drugs. She was dying and wanted her stuff sold before she died so she could make sure as much of it as possible went to people that would love it instead of a pawn shop. I bought not only the piece I came for (a very large signed and numbered Maxfield Parrish print) but several very old books, a mirror, some pewter beer mugs and pieces of glassware that she virtually gave to me. I wish I'd had a lot more money.
 
2012-02-10 04:13:29 PM  

vudukungfu: dodecahedron: awesomeness redacted.

I love how you're farkied "click her profile, she's farking awesome"
and I raely see you and forget and have to click to see why you're farkied like that.


Aww! I am chuffed. :)
 
2012-02-10 04:36:08 PM  
Personally, getting rid of your stuff before you die is a favor to your family. Also I'm having a living wake. If there's going to be a party, dammit I'm going to be there. Funerals suck. I've never understood the fascination with laying out a dead body and weeping and wailing beside it. They are dead and gone, get over it.
 
2012-02-10 04:42:37 PM  

BurnShrike: lohphat: BurnShrike: lohphat:
Now you've done it. This thread is going to be pulled too.

Nah, I doubt it. I think the last one was pulled because Mr Babyquarium was issuing threats and the rest of us were piling on to gang rape him.

That was the most fun I've had on Fark in a long time, but I still plan on using the babyquarium jokes rolling.

There's dog piling and then there's demanding to be gang raped. He was almost offering free loob.

I prefer the term fetalquarium.

I know he was. He basically walked into the thread and dropped his pants for us.

I like the term fetalquarium too. It makes the proper differentiation between a fetus and a true baby, which someone like him loves to confuse. "Babyquarium" is already kinda out there though, so I'm not sure we can change the name now.


Fetalquarium? Why not quinnarium?

As much as I like playing devil's advocate; that was absolutely brutal. Pack of hyenas taking down a wounded zebra isn't what I was thinking. It was more like a whole school of those tiny catfish that swim up wieners attacked as one; swam up, laid eggs, chewed their way out, eggs hatched and they chewed their way out.
 
2012-02-10 04:46:46 PM  

lohphat: The difference between a garage sale ad an estate sale is that the garage sale stuff is junk the owner wants to jettison. The estate sale the stuff that they wanted to keep. When I buy stuff form antique shops I try to imagine the story behind the item, wonder what it woud say.

To be able to hear the story from the owner would be a gift in itself.


Hoarder!
 
2012-02-10 04:48:38 PM  
Approves:

www.wildaboutmovies.com
 
2012-02-10 04:54:12 PM  

superfudge73: Goddamn it! I want to see that thread!!! I suppose there is no way to see it now.


Yeah, there's no way to see it. It would've been nice if they'd just locked the thread but left it up so we could refer back to it. Oh well.

The best thing that came out of it was this:

img85.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-10 05:04:13 PM  
I'd also like to say that it seems Fark is blocking some babyquarium pictures. It's easy enough to get around, but trying to link to the originals comes back as having thrown away the link as unfetchable.
 
2012-02-10 07:27:07 PM  
It's his own damn fault for even posting that. It was bad here but just imagine had he posted it on 4chan or Something Awful. I don't blame the mods/admins for pulling it though because of the massive shiat it starts.

/Anyone remember the rainbow bright girl?
 
2012-02-10 09:40:20 PM  

freetomato: I wish I could go.


When I first moved to the south, I answered an ad for a piece of artwork for sale that I could actually afford. Turns out the seller had a huge mansion full of fantastically lovely things. She basically told me she had two loser sons, one in jail and one on drugs. She was dying and wanted her stuff sold before she died so she could make sure as much of it as possible went to people that would love it instead of a pawn shop. I bought not only the piece I came for (a very large signed and numbered Maxfield Parrish print) but several very old books, a mirror, some pewter beer mugs and pieces of glassware that she virtually gave to me. I wish I'd had a lot more money.


You lucky lucky thing you. Congrats; do you still have it?
 
2012-02-11 12:07:33 PM  

catzies: freetomato: I wish I could go.


When I first moved to the south, I answered an ad for a piece of artwork for sale that I could actually afford. Turns out the seller had a huge mansion full of fantastically lovely things. She basically told me she had two loser sons, one in jail and one on drugs. She was dying and wanted her stuff sold before she died so she could make sure as much of it as possible went to people that would love it instead of a pawn shop. I bought not only the piece I came for (a very large signed and numbered Maxfield Parrish print) but several very old books, a mirror, some pewter beer mugs and pieces of glassware that she virtually gave to me. I wish I'd had a lot more money.

You lucky lucky thing you. Congrats; do you still have it?


I do. It is "Daybreak" - about 24" x 36". When I moved, it rode in the car with me. If my house was on fire, it would be out the door with me and my dogs.
 
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