The season for antique shows starts early for No Egrets


Antique Show in De Pere WI, St, Norbert's Collage

Antique Show in De Pere WI, St, Norbert’s Collage

With a lineup to include antique shows in West Bend, Wausau, and DePere Wisconsin, our season seemed full and yet another venue just presented itself and HOW could we refuse.
Located in Franklin WI at the new sports complex, heard about the opportunity to end our year with a new show.

Address: 6000 W Ryan Rd, Franklin, WI 53132 Phone:(414) 281-2694

Part antique part collectible, held on a non-Packer Football day, and no estate sales lined up, how could we pass up another chance to sell some of our goodies.
When a new show comes along its difficult to estimate what success we will have, nor do we have an idea of what to bring along. I know Wifey will have her jewelry and I’ll bring old cast iron tools and pre-electric mechanical gadgets.
Hope to see you Dec. 5 & 6th 2015 and in years to come.
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The De Pere (WI) Antique Show Is Comming Up March 22-23 2015


No Egrets Antiques & Estate Sales

No Egrets Antiques & Estate Sales

No Egrets Antiques is getting ready for the next great show.  Located in De Pere Wi, a Green Bay Wisconsin Suburb, at the Schuldes Sports Center, 601 3rd Street on the campus of St. Norbert Collage.

We look forward to this show each year. The venue is warm and inviting, the food is delicious, and our band of antique friends are bring their best antiques for the crowd of enthusiastic buyers that always attend this annual event.

For No Egrets, the planning started almost as soon as we were back from the Wausau Antique show. We spend a short time going over what did sell. Being generalist rather then specializing in one area of antiques, we spend some time trying to rationalize why collectors buy what they find in,our booth. The more we ponder the results, the less we understand what collectors are looking for. So in the end our selections only have one thing in common, their OLD.

We hope to see you their, and when you have the chance look for No Egrets, and also say HI to the Hanson’s and thank them for bring together a great group of dealer for all their shows.

We can be reached by email, if you have suggestions on what collecting area you would like to have us bring along we will do our best to pack some examples along.

We can be reached at : Val & Dean,

See you there.



Wausau (WI) Antique Show, Like Minded Collectors and The Sellers That Like Them


No Egrets Antiques & Estate Sales

No Egrets Antiques & Estate Sales

Sundsvall In this cold weather, nothing warms the heart faster then an antique show and sale.
That’s what happened in can you buy Pregabalin over the counter Wausau Wisconsin over the Valentine’s Day weekend. With a vast array of antiques and primitives, the Wausau Antique show proved to be a great success for both the buyers and the sellers.

Located in the gym area of D.C. Everest High School in Scofield WI, the facility is perfect for this event. A great floor area for vendors, well lit, wide isles, with the bonus of great food service and ample parking. And if you need a fix of sports while you have lunch, an indoor hockey game was in progress. What a great school.  Don’t ask how cold it was outside, let me just say how brave all the souls were to walk from their cars to the door, and then lug their acquired treasures back outside.

But I digress. Our hosts and organizers for this event are Audre’ and Ray, the couple that has organized this event for many years, and also stages our next adventure  in De Pere, WI at St. Norbert Collage in March on the 22 & 23rd. 

They are very well organized and their antique shows reflect that attention to detail. We were please to again be selected to participate in their two shows and look forward to De Pere and next years events, and we will watch for you in De Pere on March 22-23.

Dean & Val

No Egrets Antiques


Out Antique Hunting, Its Not Just The Things We Buy


Out Antique Hunting; It’s Not Just The Things We Buy, it’s the memories we make getting them.
We were on a mission to study Asian furnishings from the post war era and had some shops in mind that might carry items of interest.  But it’s difficult for us to travel more than a mile in any direction on a weekend without stopping at an estate or garage sale, flea market or antique store.

Our travel carried us about thirty miles from home so it was imperative that we lined up a few yard sales from our local newspaper, and decided which antique stores to shop on the way back. The trip out took longer, since we found many yard signs along the way. Not any finds to add to our collections, and little to sell, so we trod on to our listed sales from the morning’s newspaper, guided by the trusty and rather insistent voice of Ursula, our GPS lady.  The list yields only a scant array of collectible items as we skipped some on our list with baby items and old TV’s in the driveway.

CabinetThumbnail-copy1We arrived at the Asian antique store for our research project noting current prices of the store’s wonderful items.  The owner is pleased to discuss the aspects and features of his selection of fine antiques, and we learn a good deal of information. As we left, we thanked the proprietor .

Several more yard signs later and it was past lunch time, and here is where we add to each outing.

We always try to find a locally owned restaurant. On several occasions we have taken the advice of a shop owner and found a delightful little coffee shop or cafe near an antique store. The decor is often 30s-40s soda fountain style in the smaller towns, which adds to the nostalgia aspect of our antique hunting.

On other trips we spot something that looks good and pop in to see the place.

m_online_storeI must mention a visit to the LaClare Farms, a goat farm that has its own cafe and cheese shop.  The food was good and it was great fun overlooking the vast array of milking machines in a massive barn. That was quite the sight.

415366924537037315792432_thThis trip took us to Burkes Lakeside in Summit (Oconomowoc), WI. Finding it was pure accident, as we took some back roads Ursula the GPS directed us to take on our way to the Fox Lake Country antique store. The restaurant was very large and crowded on a lovely summer afternoon. Great food, service and atmosphere, we love sitting outside when we can!

Today our adventure took us to the Lake Michigan shore communities, south of Milwaukee.  Again hunting for antiques for our collections, especially a search for wall pockets to complete a grouping in our newly painted living room.  Oh, we managed to find items to sell at our next set-up at the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market in Elkhorn, WI.  But alas, no wall pockets, so our hunt will continue.

2014-04-24But as luck would have it, we did find a great restaurant, The Sheridan’s Boutique American Bistro at 5133 S. Lake Dr. in Cudahy WI.  Just a wonderfully decorated place with great food for a delightful lunch before continuing on with our antique hunting.

Good food will always draw us back the next time were in the area, and part of our thrill of the hunt is finding great places to enjoy good food  and good service.

The purpose of our adventures may be the continual search for great antiques and collectibles, but it’s more fun when you have discovered new places to return to with friends for a relaxing meal of great eats, good service and pleasant surroundings, and a long chat about the productive antique hunt.


The Elkhorn Antique Flea Market was Great as Always


A great place to find Dad a gift.

A great place to find Dad a gift.

No Egrets was set up at our favorite place The Elkhorn Antique Flea Market.

Held at the Walworth County Fair Grounds in Elkhorn WI, just off Interstate I-43 West on Hwy 11.

The market drew vendors and shoppers from quite a good distance, because of its reputation for keeping out the tube socks and tupperware type dealer, tightly controlled by owners Nona and Skip.

Our booth is #216, as marked plainly at each booth entrance and in the 200 row just off the main entrance gate.  Held four times a year, the next one is Sunday,August 10, 2014, with dealer set-up and early buy-in on Saturday for the motivated collector looking to beat the crowd.



No Egrets Estate Sales To Conduct An Estate Sale In Greendale, WI on May 29th, 30th, 31st


No Egrets Estate Sales To Conduct An Estate Sale In Greendale, WI on May 29th, 30th, 31st

No Egrets Antiques, Estate Sales
Valerie & Dean
Located in Greendale, WI, The sale will be held May 29th, 30th and May 31.  This lovely home is filled with quality furnishings and is artfully decorated.  The sale is a must for the collector or decorator seeking fine furniture, small kitchen appliances and lots of cooking gadgets and cookbooks. IMG_1753Framed quality prints in many styles and sizes. An outstanding collection, including one of the Pabst Theater at the turn of the last century, and an Asian scenic wall mural.

Decorative glass, including signed paperweights, and other glass collectibles.


Two fine china sets with 12 pc. place settings (additional serving pieces too)  by Lenox in the Cardinal pattern, titled Winter Greetings, and the elegant Laurent pattern.  Glass figurines by  Lalique France, Swarovski and Baccarat.  Set of 4 incredible Michael Weems cocktail glasses.








We have never seen this large a collection of cook books, kitchen gadgets, pots and pans plus small kitchen appliances.


Kitchen items including Keurig, Panasonic, Nesco Pro, Bissel, Helgon, Morningware, Taste of Home, Braun, Oster, Presto and loads of other kitchen gadgets.  A ton of cookbooks too, with most appearing to be unused. Two really new bedroom sets complete or separate pieces, a contemporary Stickley desk,  a recently purchased couch, several quality newer chairs , other furniture, cabinets and shelving.

Sentrry Safe Combo Lock

A special item for home or business is a large fire protection combination lock safe.

Electronics, TV, Printer-Copier, a Raleigh 440 speed bike, and garden items.

The sale will be held May 29th. 30th and 31st.

Each day signup will be posted at 8:00 am with the main event starting at 9:00 a.m. Open Thursday until 5:00 pm, Friday until 4:00 p.m and Saturday till Noon.

Located just East off Loomis Road {Hwy. 36) and Collage Ave. (East at stop light by Steakout Restaurant), to right Riverdale Lane. to address 6409.

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The Last Words in Collecting. I need That.

A carpenter “needs” his tools, a comic “needs” his wits, a collector needs the next addition to his or her collection.
The expression is “A collection is formed when the number of objects reaches three.” By that definition, I have many collections. Some are actually useful everyday objects. We have three antique lamps in the living room, spreading needed lighting for the entire area.

The three antiques that hold canes and umbrellas collected over the years include two that were intended to sit by the door as a depository for wet umbrellas when returning home, and dispensing one when the need arrises to face the rain again. The third is a from a private railroad coach car. It formed the base for a commode and features a very decorative egret bird on the side. Rescued from the melting furnace and sitting comfortably in our sunroom, it is filled with collected canes and umbrellas.

But when the point of usefulness passes the actual need, we reach the point of a collection, or may I boldly say, an addiction.

Here is were I enter the confessional. I have a strange addiction to kitchen utensils. It started many years ago while traveling and stopping at antique stores with Wifey in Ohio. I found a very ornate grape shears. Used to cut the stems of a bunch of grapes into little clusters of three or four to add to a cheese and cracker platter for guests to enjoy.

The seller happened to be in her booth and when I asked the price, it became apparent she had no idea what she had, calling it “an odd cutter of some sort, how about $5.00?” And thats the start of my obsession with spoons, forks and knives and other serving pieces.

The latest find looks like a tea spoon but has a “V” shape formed at the front tip. I have searched on-line, paper books and even asked antique dealers that specialize in silverware what its function is, with no explanation.

So the collection or more accurately the obsession continues. Will I add more items, lets only hope the drawer will still close if I do find another odd piece.

A Primer For Transition Through An Estate Sale by No Egrets Estate Sale Service

A Primer For Transition Through An Estate Sale

When the task of transition for you, a loved one or as the executor of an estate, many questions arise concerning the disposal of personal property. Too often this becomes a time fraught with emotional feelings, quick and regrettable decisions.

Recent clients took nearly a year to decide on selling the family home and personal property of a loved one that had moved into an assisted living home. More common are the frantic calls for an estate sale after a home has already been sold, and needing to be cleared for the new owners. This presents logistic problems for any estate service. The time for setting up, researching, pricing and advertising is often many weeks of advance work, before the actual sale begins.

Our first piece of advice is that family items are identified and distributed to the family. That eliminates regrets after the sale is over and the object is long gone.

When several members of a family are involved in the decision process of who wants what, we suggest all involved identify or remove items before we make our decision to conduct the sale.

One solution used before; if two or more parties are interested in the same piece, a blind bid is placed with the executor of the estate or the estate sale company, to halt any argument, with the high bid receiving the item and the price is deducted from that person’s share of the proceeds.

That said, we also recommend nothing should be disposed of until it is reviewed by our estate company. That is part of our service, and we are the best judge of what is sellable and at what price and what has no perceived value. One person’s junk is another’s collecting passion.

Collectibles and slightly used items are sellable, there is a collector for almost everything, and often items are repurposed for other than their original function.

Items of a utilitarian nature are also sold, when the normal tendency would be to discard them. If the items don’t sell by the end of the estate sale, that is the time to dispose of them, normally to a charity of you’re choosing.

Advertising is important for success, but to insure effective placement of advertising, No Egrets will pay one half of all advertising costs. Road signage is part of our service at no cost to the estate. Permits required in some communities may be at owner’s expense.

Research is conducted on items that are not within the normal scope of our expertise, and requires extra time for research, and included in our setup expenses as listed in our contract.

All items are priced and staged for easy viewing.  Items of higher value are kept at the checkout area with small items placed in locked cases. One of our employees has staged homes for realtors and our local builders, annual show of homes.

Our employees are there to help customers and prevent items from disappearing. All customers receive a written receipt, and state sales tax is collected on all sales, which we pay to the state.

Disposal of left-over items are the trustee’s decision, and should be discussed and added as part of the contract. That includes disposal to a charity, or a removal service.

We welcome the opportunity to further discuss your need for our service.

No Egrets Estate Sales

Dean and Valerie


West Bend (WI) Antique Show is this weekend, Jan. 17-18

No Egrets Antiques & Estate Sales

No Egrets Antiques & Estate Sales

No Egrets will again set up in a booth at the NL Promotions antique show in West Bend WI, this Saturday & Sunday Jan. 17 & 18th.
Just a short drive north of Milwaukee on US Hwy 45 to Pleasant Valley Rd. and east to the Washington County Fair Park. This event is always top notch for the antique collector with a super array of goods from all over the state and beyond. We always look forward to visiting with our fellow sellers, and the avid collectors that visit our booth.
Skip & Nona of N.L. Promotions have a long reputation for providing great shows, antiques at this show and at the summer events in Elkhorn WI. We hope to see you.

Look for the GUY WITH THE TIE