Estate Sale Stories

The site of a recent estate sale I attended belonged to a jeweller who had his store downstairs and lived upstairs with his family.  The son and daughter of the jeweller were  now selling the remaining contents. I suggested that they put out pictures of their mother and father, which they did. The pictures brought back a flood of memories. Their 91 year old mother had died a number of years earlier and the home had fallen into disrepair. Always in search of interesting old things that can be given a second life, I found around 20 fur collar pieces ( one with an old Holt Renfrew label), a 1950's necklace display form, a violin, and a wooden watch repair vice. The daughter is happy that the new owners intend to bring back the original splendour of the building, and once again turn the ground  floor into a  jewelry store.  

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