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Estate Sale Wed. Aug. 27th, 10-5 Aug. 28th 10-5 Aug 29th 10-1

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Estate SaleHome of Mary & Joseph DeCastro

252 Baker St. Jamestown

Lower Apartment & Garage

Wed. Aug. 27th, 10-5 Aug. 28th 10-5 Aug 29th 10-1

Kitchen: Cusinart stainless cookware; small electrics; china, newer microwave; toaster oven; Corning; Pyrex; pots & pans ;wall décor. Sunken Family Rm: floral sofa; wing back plaid chair; upholstered lift chair; end tables, stacking tables; coffee table; 6 drawer utility chest; wood TV trays; lamps; lots of artists books on watercolor, oil & crafts painting; glass & china, baskets; 1859 cast iron muffin pan; silver plate; stacking tables; crafting books, greeting cards & cookbooks. Dining Rm: Lots of linens; Syracuse chine set; sewing & quilting items; colored glass; crystal; silver plate; Cherry TV stand; much glassware (qty. of green ); Rogers 1847 silverware set; beautiful crochet bedspread; ladies clothing; lamps & wall art thru-out;

Bedroom: Ladies clothing; linens; maple headboard, double frame & well equipped; nite stands; triple chest & mirror; lamps; file cabinet; bedroom items -padded garment or hat tall units. Living RM: Yellow floral sofa; Taylor Jamestown cherry coffee table &misc.; pale green swivel rockers ;Crawford entertainment Ctr.; VCR; old battery radio case; cedar chest w/ drawer; knick knacks; Hall green bowling ball pitcher; smalls case; knickknacks; smalls & phones.

Basement:  Gas range; chest freezer;

Packed Garage: hand and power tools; crocks; folding chairs; sewing machine; maple rocker; 4 drawer maple chest; handicap furniture; shower chair; handicapped commode; loads Christmas; artists brushes & supplies; bath towels, refrigerator; space heater; gas grill, exercise machine Body by Jake; old big wheel cultivator for the front lawn; large scythe; blankets; overflow from house; metal kitchen utility cart; watercolor paper; stretched canvas; baskets; 1940s soda pop adv. wooden cases, lawn chairs; power tools, leaf blower; small shutters; cast iron circular log holder;

Toro snow blower; gas trimmer; small shutters; vintage washboard; magazines, 30 cup coffee maker; area rugs, too much unlisted brought up from basement. Breezeway: 1940s oak kitchen table & chairs..

Patio: patio table set w/4 chairs; vinyl chairs; small tables; gas grill (x); 2 vintage multi slat rockers (painted).

Entry numbers at 9AM. Cash or Check with ID. Tom Karapantso Household Sales. 716-969-2912

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August 6,7,8, 2014 LARGE ESTATE SALE

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.


3249 Matson Rd.

Wed. August 6th 10-5 Aug. 7th 10-5 Aug. 8th 10 till sold

( Rt. 60 N. – Main Street to Palm Rd. Turn right, left turn off Palm onto Matson – located 1/4th mile down Matson Rd. on left)

KITCHEN: WHIRLPOOL electric range; KENMORE dishwasher ( you must remove); Trash Compactor; electric wok; large George Forman Grill; Crofton Fondue set; vintage mixing bowl set; cat cookie jar, purse cookie jar; Corning; Pyrex; Revere ware; white Corelle; new waffle iron; Pizelle machine; many more small electrics; lots of glassware, crystal stemware; knives, utensils; large set of stainless flatware.
Living & Dining area: Broyhill mid century modern walnut dining room table/leaves/chairs, with glass front china cabinet, beige loose cushioned sofa on frame; matching love seat; oak coffee & end table w/ glass tops; quantity of pressed glass; cleaned copper boiler w/lid; 1930s walnut gate leg drop leaf table; Theodore Havilland Limoge china; decorative glassware and china; large oriental rug; large basketry; collection of 1970s Italica SAR ( South African Red clay) fat ladies pottery; costume jewelry. CHRISTMAS ROOM: 1000 items of Christmas in excellent condition- large Santa figures , table décor & ornaments; maple cabinet, hamper. BEDROOM: Four drawer chest, solid maple rocking chair; modern oak dresser in closet; televisions; linens, towels; comforters; pillows (feather pillows upstairs); VHS player; lamps, including Stiffel; men’s winter coats and jackets; 100’s plastic & wood hangers; nice baskets, sleeping bag; upholstered vinyl and chrome bench; small area rug. ENTRY: Older “game” table w/folding top; tapestry seat side chair. PATIO: vinyl chairs/tables; gas grill; hose reel box w/hose; lawn figurines (x).
American and Oriental wool rugs and runners; standard size cream coloring sofa bed; 2 dark blue leatherette recliners ( one shows wear); two dark beige leather recliners ( very comfortable; less than one year old, cost $699 each, but kitten left paw prick marks on lower end supports ); living room solid oak & glass table set; record cabinet; LARGE INDOOR PLANTS; oak sofa table glass top; handmade oak cabinet & storage stand used for TV & electronics; bentwood & rattan swivel rockers w/ white slip covers; upholstered arm chair; oak bookcase; books; variety of Martha Stewart, Reminisce; Flower Gardening & popular magazines; kerosene lamps; quantity of records( classical, easy listening, pop); cassette tapes; videos; stereo stack system w/speakers; bedding -sheets-blankets-towels ( all labeled w/ size) ; nice table lamps; collection of brass & copper items incl. Smithsonian catalog museum replicas; chess sets; used playing cards; more books in hideaway nooks; small dorm refrigerator, quantity nice new picture frames and boxful of used , macramé hanging plants, wall art.
Mid Century Modern dining table formica top( faux butcher block ) with polished chrome legs, 1 leaf, w/ 4 chairs; antique flat top trunk; steerage trunk; older desk; computer chair, older dining room buffet; computer; portable 10 “ TV ( cable is hooked up to test TVs); old bookcase, small walnut wheeled TV stand ; golf theme desk set; good paper cutter; lighted world globe; large shower bench & handicap related equipment; old cedar chest, vacuums; 1960s full height dress form; boxes of vintage dress patterns; Singer knitting machine in box; lots of suitcases; 2 trundle bed mattresses. BEDROOM/BATH: Partial bedroom suite dark wood- triple dresser w/mirror; chest of drawers & night stand; wing back chair -floral; neutral color arm chair; nice wooden doll bed; small TV; throw rug; feather pillows; 3 separate short chests of drawers; vintage round drum table w/ leatherette top; large dieffenbachia plant; much linens and bedding, shower curtains; beautiful large tablecloths; twin bed size memory foam w/ cover, bags of jewelry parts for crafts; end of bed luggage rack; Barbie dolls & clothing; stuffed animals; shoes & purses; candles, fancy soaps, toiletries; wicker hamper, knickknacks; unlisted.
Boxful old used smoking pipes- briar, meerschaum; etc.; pipe racks; deer antlers; kitchen items & overflow from house; bake ware; Tupperware & plastics; new griddle, warming trays; both square & round angel food cake pans; muffin & brownie pans, hand & power tools; levels; storage cabinets; wood work bench w/vise; homemade work benches w/ bowling alley tops; paint brushes; card table/chairs; Shop Vacs; garden hose w/ reel; clean vintage oak office chair; boxes & boxes of misc. nuts/bolts/screws/nails/ parts/ plumbing; electrical for guys & gals to sort thru; auto creeper; garden supplies; Revell models ( MIB); parts bins; horseshoes; handyman magazines; wire minnow trap; fish net; Fuji Film metal advertising sign; vintage tin stove bolt parts drawer unit; furniture moving blanket; old gold colored refrigerator; old chest freezer needing cleaning; clear and milk glass vases; wicker baskets; Easter décor; fall décor; small computer table; 2 folding canvas tote chairs; herbicides; paints, plastic storage drawer units; radios; phones; golf clubs; flower pots; organ music; too much to list. BARN TYPE OUTBUILDING: c. 1890’s blanket chest, 2 patio umbrellas & bases; vintage metal ceiling light shades; sections of wheeled metal pipe scaffolding ( one section in rear of the garage) , garden tools (rrough) ; vintage painted white wicker stool; wood step ladder; wooden house ladder section in rafters 1st floor and complete ladder on second floor ( after the sale must take out upright supports to remove the one on the 2nd floor); nice galvanized ash can; large gas cans, flower pots; 2 hub caps; old croquet set ( paint rough); recliner (x); round wicker chair (x); modern tin ( cookie) containers; used motor oil; dowel garden sticks; and misc. stuff.

Entry numbers available at 9 AM for house sale which starts at 10 AM . Sign up on list. Separate checkout for garage and barn purchases – sign up list only no numbers for garage. There is a chance we’ll open garage & barn building early if I can get help.

Conducted by Tom Karapantso Estate Sales 716-969-2912.

3249 Matson Rd, Jamestown, NY Sale Pictures.

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Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.


2812 Chautauqua Ave. at Niets Crest ( just past BOCES Ashville, New York -off 394)
(Take right turn on Virginia Avenue by the Candle Essence store)

WED. June 18th 10-5 THURS. June 19th 10-5, Fri. if needed.

Enjoy the air conditioned comfort of this beautiful lakeside home while shopping in a pet and smoke free home. Three separate areas. HOME- GARAGE -BOATHOUSE & OPEN SHED. Line up where you want to go first.
Quality furnishings for sale thru-out in well cared for, in excellent, like new condition. 2nd FLOOR: Raymore & Flannigan cherry king size bedroom suite – 2 night stands & chifferobe; queen sized bedroom set – night stand (1)-5 drawer dresser; Ethan Allen bookcase ( 2 pc); Magnavox stacking stereo system w/ speakers; “Total Gym” exercise equip.; oak drop front desk; wall shelf; large office desk; Panasonic microwave; Danby & Son dorm refrigerator; older T.V.’s; Hekman older side table; brown patterned chair; gold colored beveled mirror; lift top chest; artist signed seascape.

FIRST FLOOR: DEN: brushed suede grey sofa hide-a -bed – like new condition; German made grandmother’s clock; coffee & end table set ( modern style black metal, beveled glass w/ square tiles); Good Chair Co. vintage walnut arm chairs-cane seats-inlaid French neo-classic style décor ( one seat x); ginger jar lamp in blue-grey; many lighted wreaths.

OPEN FLOOR PLAN living, kitchen & dining areas: Antique Swedish rug 3×4; smalls – older Zippo lighters (2) & knives, axe; vintage Wurlitzer spinet piano w/bench; piano lamp; primitive oil painting-robin viewing it’s reflection in water; seascape oil painting by Verdi; Raymore & Flannigan cherry top dining room table w/four fabric seat chairs -two leaves ( cherry top wood w/ black painted legs); Ethan Allen 7 ft. tall showcase w/ cabinet storage at bottom; olive grey leather sofa; upholstered furniture – wing back reclining & blue pattern rocker & child’s chair (show use); coffee table; spindle back maple bench; older flat screen Sharp TV;  summer reading paperbacks – Nora Roberts; Mary Higgins Clark; etc.; books; variety of record albums & 45s; lots of picture frames; STERLING SILVER coffee set; other sterling items; silver plate items; GLASSWARE: Fostoria crystal cocktail and wine sets; colored; milk; 150 Collector Plates-Danbury mint & many others including ducks, birds, Elvis (4) and Princess Diana (2)-boxes/paperwork avail; Corelle dinner set; much salad woodenware; camp silverware; decorative Italian ship model; ladies ball gowns; cast metal turtle ( spelter); brass trivets; brass nutcracker-alligator; fireplace bellows – older fireplace tool set in garage; popcorn popper; small grey crock; Daisy-like churn; knick knacks; Pyrex and Hall bowls; cookware & misc.kitchenware.

GARAGE: metal parts drawers sold in sets with contents ( from 2 drawer to multi-drawer loaded w/ screws-washers-lock washers-bolts, misc.); c-clamps; asst. hand tools; SPECIAL: old rotary dial Jamestown pay phone w/ key; maple dining table w/ 3 leaves, pads & 6 chairs; patio table ( iron frame-glass top and 4 cushioned chairs; old 8 HP snow blower Trac Drive ( runs); heavy duty vise; metal medicine cabinet ( painted) ; aluminum canner; bags of lawn & garden products; scissors jack; men’ s roller skates size 9; metal & wood storage cabinets; camping utensils; lots of cleaning supplies; pant stretchers; games & good puzzles; vintage table tennis set (NIB); copper lined smoking stand ( needs refinishing); auto vac-wet dry; fishing poles & tackle; vintage lures at garage check out table; electric motors; lots misc.

PATIO: Hampton Bay patio furniture set ( 6 chairs and table antiqued brushed cast aluminum excellent condition).

BOAT: 1988 Bayliner 19 outboard motor, trailer, boat lift & more.  (Owner handles transaction.)

SHED: Gas grill 4 burner; extra tanks; wheelbarrow; grub axe; wood ext. ladder; gas edge trimmers; regular axe; 3 truck inner tubes for lake;16 inch wheel hubs (3); portable 35 gallon marine gas storage tank on wheeled platform trailer to transport to dock for handy refueling;scythe; general garden tools; wooden barrel; handicap items; concrete urn/planter; wooden dock sections.

BOAT HOUSE ( detached garage): steel wardrobe w/ mirror; Craftsman miter saw; Christmas; adult cowboy boots; variety of table lamps; wood step ladder; baskets, books; men’s XL jackets, snowmobile suit; woman’s blue jeans; chair cushions; some quilts; Ladies Depends ( L & S sizes); canning jars; 2 racket ball paddles; long lengths of chain; golf clubs; ceramic tile in boxes; radio; circa 1950’s school type record player; lots misc.

Entry numbers available for house at 9AM. Sign up lists used for orderly entrance at garage & boathouse & open shed. Please respect neighbor’s lawns when parking.  Owners present at sale.

TERMS: Cash or good check with I.D. Conducted by Tom Karapantso Household Sales.
Phone: (716) 969 – 2912.

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June 2014 Estate Sale Fri. June 6th 10-5 Sat. 10-4

Tom Karapantso Assisted Sale

Tom Karapantso Assisted Sale

4370 West Lake Rd. Rte 394 Chautauqua , NY
( 1 ½ miles s. of the Institution )
Fri. June 6th 10-5 Sat. 10-4

Estate furniture removed from a Victorian home on the Chautauqua Institution grounds this past winter, then stored & presented here w/items from the estates 2nd residence. Antique furniture in garage- Mission oak desk; oak claw foot / carved face on legs library table; 2 barrister bookcases; oak farm table w/leaves & 3 T-back chairs; 5 oak slat back chairs; variety approx. 20 odd & matching chairs yet to be unpacked from shed; oak office desk; treadle sewing machine ( empty); oak spoon carved dresser w/ mirror; Beds: Antique brass double bed (complete); maple twin beds; twin bed metal frame; Jenny Lind bed ( painted X); late Victorian tall type headboard/footboard bed w/rails; cherry three quarter bed; maple full size bed; 2 mahogany 5 ft. open shelf bookcases; mahogany sheet music cabinet; very early wringer washer (non-porcelain); modern fireplace screen; Dynatone & Philco floor model radios (x); country primitives; old painted child’s chairs; vintage enamel top kitchen table; bow front stand; solid maple heavy duty kneehole desk good for a dorm room ( top has wear); steamer trunks; other old trunks; wooden ironing boards, washboard. Oriental rugs; rug remnants; nice folding cots; old draftsman’s table lamp (brand new in box); Christmas records; 2 electric range tops; wooden TV stand. SPECIAL: Horstman trunk w/ fraternal hats ( Knight’s Templar Commandery) – ceremonial or parade hat with case, brimmed cap, sword belt, Knight’s Templar cabinet photographs. Crocks & jugs; vintage floor lamps; milk can (painted); modern office chair; mid century modern dining room drop leaf table w/pads ( no chairs) & sideboard; formica top three drawer dresser; old dresser w/ mirror. LIKE NEW ELECTRIC STAIR LIFT 7 ½ ft. (Thyssenkrupp Mfg. Co.) in excellent cond.; stenciled tin bread box; Griswold cast iron pieces; Old Dobbin Beer wooden case Erie; case of smalls; WWII soldier letters; 1913 &1917 Delineator magazines; BACKROOM: Rockwell Joiner/table saw; drill press(x); antique cast iron scale w/weights; industrial type welding table ? ( heavy); box fans; 1900’s hanging basket; Christmas outdoor lights; old tools; large sawmill blade; antique wood water closets w/copper liner; tractor seats; rug beaters; horse collar; front pack baby carrier; used baby stroller; misc.. SPECIAL: Mechanical Pro Hockey game by Eagle Toys; BACKYARD: tent with large qty. of older books ( 13 boxes yet to be unpacked); portion of mahogany church pew; Aztec design sofa in excellent condition w/ beige full slip covers and pillows; boat ladder; old bicycles; fruit picker; scrap lumber; old farmhouse rescue – a primitive wooden kitchen counter top w/ original inset copper basin & faucet; vinyl & folding chairs; INSIDE: Kling chest of drawers w/ drop leaf desk drawer; wingback chair; quality lamps; old dolls; vintage linens; copper lustre water pitchers, many sets of dishes; kitchenware; cookware; Tupperware; glassware; Roseville vase (x); vintage quilts; tablecloths; qty. of material; curtains; custom made swags; wool blankets; comforter; towels; fine art prints & paintings; SPECIAL: Hedley Fitton pencil signed with gallery provenance; old cabinet photos; early 60’s Ford promotional model car; nativity figures; inkwell desk sets; baskets; miniature display box.

Sale conducted by family with pricing & assistance provided by Tom Karapantso Estate/Household Sales: 716-969-2912.
Entry #’s at 9 AM for Friday.

4370 West Lake Rd. Rte 394 Chautauqua , NY. Sale Pictures.

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5835 Diffley Rd. Ashville, NY

Set up and priced by  Tom Karapantso.  Family running sale.

Set up and priced by
Tom Karapantso.
Family running sale.


5835 Diffley Rd. Ashville, NY

( Off Open Meadows Rd. by Carpenter Pringle Rd.

3/4ths mi. from Blockville Harmony Historical Fair

Sat. Oct. 5th 10 – 5 Sun. Oct. 6th 10 – 5, 2013

Basement: Full of old tools, table saw, wood lathe, parts, step ladders, lumber, Ariens garden tiller; gas trimmer; rope on coil, elect. fans, car ramps, ice auger,bird cages, large flower pots, tree saw, vases, much misc. House: 2012 Kenmore refrigerator, white,31″ x 67.5″ (freezer on bottom); 2013 Amana washer & electric dryer set (originally over $1000 w/tax, used 1 month);Sterling House Early Amererican maple dining room.; Lane coffee/end tables; Hancock & Moore leather sofa & ottoman (cream); swivel rocker (brown) ;rocker/recliner (brown & tan); variety of nice lamps; 3 bookcases; pair vinyl seat wood chairs, usual kitchen; Sharp Carousel microwave; breadmaker; Bunn coffee maker; toaster oven, food, Corelle, all wood swivel kitchen counter chairs (3); telephone set of 3; oak night stands; wood magazine stand, twin beds w/ brass headboards ( Jamestown Mattress/Box and Sears Mattress/Box complete);bedroom chest (pine);adult ladies clothing; like new Bello’ black tempered glass TV stand, Christmas, VHS/DVD player; toys; stuffed animals, CD s; books & tapes, HP all in 1 scanner/printer/copier; luggage set; handicapped shower bench, walker; local oil painting of autumn scene and City Of Jamestown steamer by R.J. Harle;hiking poles, digital Blood Pressure monitor; books incl. birds, star gazing, SAGA of the HILLS and local interest. Some B. Bills items.

ANTIQUES: 5 gallon decorated crock no damage w/ nice cobalt flower; Mission bookcase, excellent cottage gingerbread clock, pieces of Noritake, clear and colored glass. Featherweight sewing machine.

COLLECTIONS: vintage clocks and newer clocks; extensive bell collection ( 80 + ) incl. signed Fenton & crystal, very large Happy Face collection.

Set up and priced by Tom Karapantso. Family running sale.  No #’s.

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4977 Marshall Ave. • Bemus Point, NY.

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.

Estate of Cecil Rhodes

4977 Marshall Ave.

Bemus Point , NY

( Corner of Lloyd & Marshall St. by Golf Course )

WED. Sept. 18th, 2013, 10-5,  Thursday 10-5 , Friday quite likely.

Entry numbers at 9AM.  LIMITED entry. No early buyers.

FINE ART: The last opportunity to acquire from the artist’s estate some of his fine Woodscapes including favorite ones kept by the artist. Woodscapes is a term coined by Cecil  to reflect that the entire piece was made of an assemblage of wood pieces, that are cut, shaved, carved, painted, and glued to create a finished image. His  studio  contained thousands of pieces of wood, bark, etc. of various colors and textures to be used to complete a piece. In fact, all that material, labeled in boxes, is to be also offered for sale.The artist would spend an average of 900 hours on  a piece of artwork according to his brother David Rhodes and his later work would sell for thousands of dollars in his Pittsburgh gallery.  They are  often large sofa sized  artworks and are simply amazing. The scale, research, detail, architectural rendering, treatment, skill, and color and texture must be seen in person to appreciate. There will be notebooks that photo catalog his years of work to peruse, which will demonstrate his depth of skill and scope.

We will be offering for sale on paper and art board Cecil’s early works, college works, NYC interior & industrial design work, and teaching demonstration artwork in this sale. Albeit they might be considered  minor pieces to Cecil’s later work, many show  that his talent was strong out of high school and just grew with his schooling at Pratt Institute. When he graduated from Pratt, he partnered with a design firm on Madison Ave. and worked on colored architectural renderings that represent mid century modern design.

While some work is in  pencil, watercolor, pastel, conte crayon, or guache, it is not to be diminished by a more modest asking price. The paintings and drawings are simply wonderful to view, and  excites  the viewer viscerally as much as his Woodscapes, and many pieces are just simply great, while some may leave heads scratching as to what he was trying to create. 

As I have years of experience in teaching art and in art appreciation perhaps I am more influenced and able to  easily connect emotionally to the  work .  I cannot look at some of this work without seeing an extremely  talented artist.

It is  felt by his loving brother that a man so well known in the Bemus area and from his years as a teacher during the 1970’s at Maple Grove  that many would like to purchase something modest as a remembrance and frame the art for their home. So every doodle, every experiment, was saved and will be available.

TOOLS & WOOD IN GARAGE AND TENT: SEPARATE CHECKOUT. Many tools. Limited maneuvering and walking space- so limited entry.

WOOD:1/4th inch luan plywood, 1/8th inch redwood, stacks  & bundles of veneer ( domestic and exotic -all woods-all colors); selected woods for Woodscapes,  garden stakes, molding, framing, & more. Ryobi 4” belt sander on homemade stand-used once, RYOBI tiger saw with 2 batteries & charger, BSA hatchet; belt sanders, files, potter’s desk top hand wheel, sabre saws, hammers, pliers,  hand saws, utility knives, axes, power tools, drill bits, hardware, electrical,  nuts, bolts, screws,  Stanley planes, machete, levels, yardsticks, casters, paints, rollers, paint brushes, artist paints, felt markers, materials and brushes, rubber bands, new white 3 ring notebook binders,  pocket folders, French curves, pipe clamps, squeeze clamps, box full of C-clamps; carving chisels, drafting tools, electric cords, clipboards, cleaning products, 5 gallon orange pails, planter boxes, golf balls, cast metal bird bath, and unlisted. SPECIAL: Reed and Prince bolts and screws for restoring boats, set early vintage fore and aft lights, vintage 1950’s pleasure boat compass. 1996 Electric clothes dryer; small totes, older golf clubs, Christmas items, slides of student work at Maple Grove and much unlisted.

GARDEN SHED: Toro gasoline push mower, Scott’s reel mower, Sheppard’s crook, dolly, garden tools, misc.  

KITCHEN: 2003 Hotpoint Gas stove; refinished oak bedroom chest; pots/pans/ usual kitchen; microwave; small appliances; pair oak spindle back chairs; kitchen table & chairs; china, cookbooks, miniature animals, Swedish items, Fenton milk glass. CLOSET: Swedish flag, red devil vacuum, canner. BATH:  Ionic air purifiers, fans, humidifier, vintage cement gnome, & more. LIVING RM: Woodscapes and artwork, antique 1880’s possibly Scandinavian or Germanic chair; lamps; boxes of paperclips and some office supplies, older living room upholstered furniture; curved arm chairs, Mersman  end tables; SMALLS case of rubber and plastic  TOY CARS, etc; brass console set; antique mahogany desk, mahogany chair with embroidered seat; 2001 SONY TV, books, local history,  Cecil’s weathered outdoor easel, quality  sewn US flag. BEDROOM OFF BATH: 35 mm cameras/lenses, digital camera, twin frame, heater, vintage handmade Raggedy Ann/Andy dolls, Danish coffee table  bowl,  linens. BEDROOM OFF LIVING ROOM: More paintings and drawings artwork, Woodscapes by Cecil Senior and Junior, sewing items, maple bed, antique chests, garden chair ( red paint), painted plant stand, kneehole desk -needs some touch up; and misc.

COLLECTIBLES & SMALLS in KITCHEN BY CHECKOUT: Pair of wood shafted clubs ( Spaulding 3 wood; Hillerich & Bradsby LO SKORE putter; old golf balls, SMALLS CASE – Girard Perregaux wristwatch ( x);  pocket knives, old stop watch, wood carved whimsy’s; 1950s ladies archery medals; Zippo lighter brass case – Indian chief in profile; Bausch & Lomb bronze Science Award given to Cecil in 1950; and more.

CASH or CHECK with ID. Large Woodscape art priced in the thousands  will be retained  if paid by check until check clears then made available unless  individuals are  known.

NY STATE SALES TAXES of 7.5 %  ARE COLLECTED ON ALL SALES unless provided with vendor dealer exempt certificate.

CONDUCTED by Tom Karapantso Household and Estate Sales 716- 969-2912

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HOUSEHOLD SALE 434 Stowe St. Jamestown, NY

Tom Karapantso Conducted Sale.

Tom Karapantso Conducted Sale.


434 Stowe St. Jamestown, NY

Fri. Sept. 13, 2013 10 – 5 • Sat. Sept. 14, 10 – 1

Sofa & chair by England (green & white plaid); Lane coffee & end tables; table lamps; T V stands; oak kitchen table/chairs; microwave & cart; cookware; white resin tea table cart; King headboard w/ frame & match. bedroom suite; Queen brass headboard w/ frame, large mirror; video storage unit; Christmas décor + 8’ tree; speakers; Maytag air cond.; vacuum; resin patio furniture; bell collection, JHS yearbooks, computer desk, Jamst. Lounge bench, maple tea cart, bedroom chest ( painted) , few antiques, smalls, & more.

Numbers at 9AM.

August 18th-19th ( Wed- Thurs. ) will be the estate sale for Cecil Rhodes at 4977 Marshall Ave. in Bemus Point, NY. The sale will include a few pieces of antique family heirloom furniture and his artwork including his renown woodscapes, fine art, and many drawings, sketches, and paintings from high school thru his NYC design firm work, to teaching at Maple Grove. Much of the later will be very affordable to acquire. A very full garage of wood, veneers, tools, painting supplies, and such wood pieces that Cecil used to create his multi thousand dollar woodscapes is all up for sale. Sale is located in Bemus Point, NY on the corner of Lloyd and Marshall alongside the golf course. Oh and yes, do we have golfballs for sale.!

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D.A.R. HOUSE at 70 Prospect St. (just above Prather Ave.)

Tom Karapantso points out identifying marks on a crock to DAR members Sharon Terwilliger and Marty Karapantso.

Tom Karapantso points out identifying marks on a crock to DAR members Sharon Terwilliger and Marty Karapantso.

The Jamestown Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting the public for an afternoon of antique appraisals, (verbal, not written) much like the popular TV show. It will be held Sunday September 8, 2013 from 1-4 PM at the DAR house on Prospect St in Jamestown. Several area antiques’ dealers, including a local estate sale conductor, will be on hand to provide appraisals on antiques and collectibles. There will be tables of antiques for sale, finger foods and beverages, as well as a tour of the historic mansion will be offered. Admission and one item for appraisal is $5, and each additional item is also $5. For larger items, a good photo may be used. All proceeds will be used by the chapter to pay for the recent heating and insulation project.

Appraisers participating are:

Patty Willis is a Lakewood resident whose knowledge area is Arts and Crafts, period furniture and décor, hammered copper, 20th century and 19th century antique furniture, majolica, ceramic pottery, Raggedy Ann dolls, Chautauqua Lake related items, quilts, Russel Welch Paintings, clocks, lamps and lighting, fabrics and general line antiques.

John Nathan is a Jamestown resident with a wide knowledge base. John is familiar with Griswold cast iron, hand forged tools, jewelry, fountain pens, desk top inkwells and accessories, pocket knives, walking sticks and canes, pocket & wristwatches, turned wooden items, books, antique firearms, small advertising items, primitives, and older collectibles.

Bob Johnston, on the Board of the Chautauqua County Historical Society / McClurg Museum, will be able to appraise old postcards, tradecard albums; photo images by local photographers, items related to local history, steamboat and trolley history items; fire dept, Celoron Park, civil war items. He can direct you to where you may do further research, and helpful contacts, on your item in our local museums. Should you wish to have family items considered for possible donation to the Chautauqua County Historical Society (active since 1883), Bob will be able to assist you in that matter.

Vince Martonis, Chautauqua County Historian for the town of Hanover, experienced paleontologist; retired college educator, historical speaker, and historical displayer at the Busti Apple Festival. Mr. Martonis will evaluate stoneware crocks and jugs, Indian artifacts; Chautauqua County items, old bottles, postcards, Welsh’s and grape industry historical items, Silver Creek items, advertising signs, and all historical items from Chautauqua county towns and villages.

Steve Anderson, a resident and local realtor, has years of knowledge of glassware, art pottery, ceramics, furniture, general line antiques, and what local selling conditions, collecting trends and current market conditions are doing to prices of once popular antiques, and advise to sell or hold onto your family antiques. Mr. Anderson will be connected to the internet to assist in identifying current values of your appraisal item.

Tom Karapantso, will round out our panel and has been involved in collecting, buying and preserving local history, placing it into the hands of people who share a passion for the historical aspect of collecting. He conducts household estate sales throughout the year through which a wide variety of items are handled and priced. Besides the general line of antique items, he can share knowledge about antique bottles, jars, stoneware, books, old letters, paper ephemera, art & 19th century photography, marbles, toys, military a, political memorabilia, fishing, and older collectibles. Mr. Karapantso, has an art teaching background, and will be able to discuss the media used in the painting or fine art item, and with internet use, will offer a verbal appraisal.

In addition, the assembled colleagues will be able to direct those interested toward locating buyers should they wish to sell and/or meet people who share their collecting interests.

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317 W. Everett St. • Falconer, NY

Tom Karapantso conducted sale.  House is for sale too...

Tom Karapantso conducted sale. House is for sale too…



THUR AUGUST 29, 2013 – FRI – SAT 10-5

The home is extremely full and I cannot begin to name everything.

Please be aware that entry may have to be limited or you may have to be patient in a crowded house situation.  I am sure we will have something you can use.

One of the hobbies of the homeowners  was to go shopping at garage sales and household sales and they did not come home empty handed. There is also  new merchandise they ordered often in multiples  and often never used  or even opened.

The home is an older home and furniture is late 1940s thru 1950s. The solid wood furniture  is in nice condition  and clean. The lamps, figurines, and decorator statues in the home bear tribute to their Mediterranean and Catholic heritage. The standard modern  sofa is clean and bright and has always been covered. The kitchen table/chairs are typical formica and chrome. KITCHEN: Cookware, bake ware, plastic kitchen items, new gadgets, large collections of glassware, utensils, knives and silverware, stool, Pyrex coffee pots, microwave,  and coffee mugs.   BATHROOM: full of normal things. LAUNDRY AREA: lotsa stuff. DEN: Shelves  of books, Marine Corp collectible memorabilia,  knick knack  items & subscription magazines on topics like the  USMC, Reminisce; Ideals; military history books. Many small knick knacks, stainless percolator coffee pots, cameras, kitchen overflow; men’s clothing; picture frames, paintings; VHS tapes, cassettes; shelving unit filled with 5 & 10 store patterned  glass bowls and covered jars;  Panasonic video camera + extras; modern hall tree; LIVING RM: Sofa, coffee table & end tables -glass covered (1960’s antiqued); greeting cards;  love seat (X);USMC plaques; lamps; small organ; organ bench, clean and sharp looking old oak office chair; 10 folding chairs. DINING RM: Blond pickled oak dining room suite – table with 6 chairs, leaves, pads, china closet, buffet. A low sideboard glass doors cabinet ( antiqued) ; large china service -pink rose pattern; milk glass, 2  cases of smalls,  Knights  of Columbus ceremonial sword; costume jewelry (unless moved to porch); PORCH: holiday, standard mailing envelopes,  and much misc.; 2nd FLOOR: Two complete bedrooms, chests of drawers, small tables, clocks, linens, bedding; side room with 2 clown figurals; lamps; new USMC souvenir type ball caps; stuffed animals; decorator prints; 1940s upholstered living room chairs; GARAGE: Two car garage filled with hundreds of tools, saw; hardware, parts, and new AS seen on TV boxed items, newer type toys, electrical;  books; Lilja Dairy milk home delivery box.; much more.

SIDE PORCH off garage. Packed full of furniture and misc.. see photos. Just full of items. SHED: contents; 1960s Schwinn bike, garden tools, another bicycle; lawn furniture;  misc. TENT: Bringing down furniture from 2nd floor apartment, Lucy & Desi type kitchen set; chest of drawers; and more. BRINGING UP FROM BASEMENT: many cabinets; chests, metal storage drawer units for tools;  elementary student school desks, and chairs.

 ENTRY NUMBERS given out at 9 AM. Doors open at 10 each day.

 Questions: Call  Tom @ 716-969-2912

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Complete Household Sale
311 Delaware Ave ( above Hazeltine) Jamestown, NY

House is For Sale too...

House is For Sale too…

Complete Household Sale

311 Delaware Ave ( above Hazeltine)

Jamestown, NY

Thurs. Aug.  22 & Fri. Aug. 23

A clean, smoke free, pet free home. All items are in excellent condition.

Appliances: Maytag electric dryer; Amana washer; (white) GE refrigerator ( short height, purchased 2011); electric stove; Jamestown Sterling desk; beige chair; round oak kitchen table & chairs by Cochrane ; clothes closet; large oil painting; JVC stereo; T V stands; large Zenith HD T V with mount; room air conditioner;  Taylor Jamestown cherry  queen bedroom ( complete) suite with an option for using it as a double bed- (suite consists of  bed, stands, dresser w/ mirror); lamps; picnic table & TV stand in shed; canopy glider and a two seat glider on patio; several wind chimes; silverware; good cookware; casseroles, carousel horse knickknacks, small head vase, Oreck vacuum, Sligh wall clock; books; miscellaneous. Garage: Ladders, stepladders; garden tools;  household and auto products.

Listing is not complete as adult family members are bringing in things to the sale.

My staff & I assisted in preparing the sale. The family is conducting the sale.

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