Southern Oregon Merchandise Resale News, Information and Events

OF GENERAL INTEREST

FITZ AND FLOYD COLLECTION LIQUIDATION

F WORDS FOR THOSE WITH DISCRIMINATING TASTE ~ FITZ AND FLOYD

The Oregon Pick is representing a client who is liquidating 20+ pieces of highly collectible Fitz and Floyd.  The collection is in excellent condition ~ No chips, cracks or breaks.  Many of the pieces to be liquidated are retired.  The pieces in this collection will be liquidated at well below value.

VIEW THE COLLECTION IN PERSON:

The collection can be viewed in person on Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 – 3:00 and on Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 – 2:00 at 312 Riessen Rd., Grants Pass, OR

INQUIRIES:

For those living outside the Southern Oregon area, a private inventory of pieces to be liquidated with photos can be prepared by request.  Please forward inquiries to Gerean Pflug, Merchandising & Liquidation Specialist, via this blog site or call:  541-301-6452

Fitz and Floyd History:

Founded by Pat Fitzpatrick and Bob Floyd, Fitz and Floyd began as an import company.  They moved on to designing ceramic giftware and began designing tabletop products and accessories in the late 1960s.
The Dinnerware of the Elite:
Fitz and Floyd dinnerware has been selected by presidents and governments around the world. Dallas commissioned the company to create a one-of-a-kind tea service as the official gift to Queen Elizabeth for her visit to the city in 1991.
When it comes to ceramic giftware and products, Fitz and Floyd set the standard a long time ago with quality and design that other companies strive to attain. Although there is no mistaking a Fitz and Floyd ceramic piece, be a cookie jar, teapot or other tabletop item, one of the best compliments an item can receive is “it looks like a Fitz and Floyd”.  Resource:  http://collectibles.about.com/od/potterycompanies/p/PFfitzandfloyd.htm
Fitz and Floyd Website:  www.fitzandfloyd.com

ItsAllOurVault publishes excellent articles on how to SELL/RESELL merchandise. ~Gerean, The Oregon Pick

ItsAllOurVault

Razor blades are a classy vanity item for men that are not just collectible, but are still quite usable! Some men just don’t want to give up the feel that shaving with a straight blade gives them. In other cases, some just like collecting this vintage item – maybe their father worked for the company or maybe they just like that 1930’s vibe that they get from the blade.

This all stacks up to one thing: straight razors sell.

There are some things you need to learn before you venture into this niche category. The anatomy of a razor blade is fairly straight forward (haha, see what I did there?), but you’ll need to know the terms in order to make your listing sound the best that it can.

Handle – Usually made of plastic or wood, this is the part you hold onto and is what the blade…

View original post 418 more words


LAMP RESALE TIPS

TIPS ON RESELLING LAMPS BY ItsAllOurVault

ItsAllOurVault

So, The Boss has this habit. She likes to buy these beautiful, gorgeous, antique lamps.

They’re all beautiful. And gorgeous. And antique.

And very, very big. And old. And breakable.

Very, very, very breakable.

We’ve begged her not to buy anymore, but what can we do? She’s The Boss.

All joking aside, the lamps she comes home with are *usually* pretty nice. The hanging lamps and chandeliers are often from the Victorian era and have been hand painted or were made with blown glass. You can’t get a whole lot more authentic than that.

Sometimes she comes home with these, erm, interesting art deco lamps. They’re big and clunky and retro and hideous.

But all of these lamps have one single thing in common (okay, two things if you count that they’re all lamps): they all sell really well online.

People love this stuff! Check out this cool blog

View original post 712 more words


HOLLY THEATRE ~ MEDFORD

HOLLY THEATRE

JPR Foundation Holds Holly Theatre Relighting on April 21st

The JPR Foundation and the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA) invite you to the Holly Theatre Grand Relighting on Saturday, April 21 at 7pm. The event is free and will mark the completed restoration of the Holly Theatre’s historic façade – the first phase of bringing the 1,000-seat,1930-era classic theatre back to life as a venue for live entertainment, cultural and film events.

As part of the façade restoration, the Holly Theatre’s 6th Street façade has been reconfigured to the way it was originally constructed when it was built in 1929-30. Aluminum awnings and other modifications added to the building over the years have been removed, windows have been refurbished, roofing and gutters have been repaired, facade brick has been cleaned and repointed, new poster cases and doors have been fabricated and installed, paint colors have been returned to their original hues, a new tile entryway has been created using the pattern of the original entry and, most dramatically, the theatre’s 33-foot blade sign and marquee have been replicated to match the building’s original signs. All restored elements have been completed in consultation with Medford’s Landmark and Historic Preservation Commission and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and are consistent with the U.S. Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties.

The highlight of the Grand Relighting event will be the relighting of the Holly’s blade sign and marquee, which have been dark since the 1970s. Community members will initiate the lighting of what will be Southern Oregon’s largest neon sign with a count down.
The Holly’s façade restoration was made possible in part through a grant from the Medford Urban Renewal Agency.  MURA will be honored during the ceremony with the installation of the first donor “tile” at the entrance to the theatre.
Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler and Holly Theatre Restoration Committee Co-Chair John Snider, will host the ceremony.  The evening will include live music by the Easy Valley Eight, food by 38 Central and a display of vintage cars.
The Holly Theatre Restoration is a project of the JPR Foundation, a private non-profit organization whose primary mission is to support the regional public radio network that has served Southern Oregon for over 40 years – Jefferson Public Radio.  The JPR Foundation has experience restoring and operating historic theatres having successfully completed restoration of the Cascade Theatre in Redding, California.

.

READ THE FULL STORY~

via Jefferson Public Radio – JPR Foundation Holds Holly Theatre Relighting on April 21st.


AUCTIONS ~ APRIL 2012

AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ APRIL 2012

STORAGE UNIT AUCTION

EAGLE POINT MINI STORAGE

April 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Eagle Point Mini Storage

151 W Linn Rd,  Eagle Point, OR 97524 (541) 826-4477

ESTATE SALE & AUCTION BY WALL AUCTIONEERS:

Estate Sale Thursday 4/5, Friday 4/6 Auction: Saturday 4/7

Roseburg/Southerlin

COMPLETE HOUSEHOLD of COUNTRY ESTATE

ESTATE SALE & AUCTION: Beginning Thursday 4/5 and through Saturday 4/7 morning  This auction is hosted by Wall Auctioneers.  For detailed information and photos of items to be auctioned go to:  www.wallauctioneers.com

STORAGE UNIT AUCTION

MEDFORD SENTRY STORAGE

April 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Medford Sentry Storage

330 Earhart St,  Medford, OR 97501-7826(541) 772-5244

AUCTION BY PICKERS PARADISE, MEDFORD, OR

Pickers Paradise Auction, Saturday, 4/28/12 at 6:30 p.m. ~ Preview, noon – 6:00

Pickers Paradise is located at 3404 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR 541-512-1234

For more information go to:  www.pickersparadisellc.com


DUNCAN PHYFE CHAIRS

A few months back, 4 Duncan Phyfe chairs miraculously appeared at a used furniture shop in Southern Oregon.

I recognized them immediately.  I am now the proud owner.

Duncan Phyfe Lyre Back Chairs

Although covered in a coat of turquoise paint, this set of four are in excellent condition in terms of stability.  They’re in need of no structural repair and are as sturdy as the day they were made.  Paint stripping and restaining are needed to restore these gorgeous Phyfe chairs back to their original elegance.

In the furniture industry, the term Duncan Phyfe is used to define an original Duncan Phyfe creation as well as the Duncan Phyfe style.  Duncan Phyfe, who manufactured up-scale wooden furniture from 1795 – 1848 , became known for signiture lines, shapes, architecture and woodworking methods.

Duncan Phyfe Furniture Architecture

A design element that was practically the logo of Duncan Phyfe is the lyre.

The Duncan Phyfe Lyre ~ Signature Statement

IDENTIFICATION

Makers Marks and numbering systems were rarely used by Duncan Phyfe.  Therefore, identification becomes tricky.  The experts look for elements that are consistently present in a Phyfe piece of furniture;  The type and quality of wood used, the architectural curves of the piece, the details, the legs, the chair backs and seat shapes and many other factors that can be found in Duncan Phyfe style.

Duncan Phyfe Curves

Duncan Phyfe furniture, most often made from Mahogany, a soft, dark, reddish brown wood.  However, there are examples of Phyfe furniture in other woods as well.

WHERE TO PURCHASE DUNCAN PHYFE

The Oregon Pick

Go Antiques by Worthpoint

Ruby Lane

eBay

Duncan Phyfe Chair Back

DUNCAN PHYFE REFERENCES

Gereanna’s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Connected Lines

How to Identify Ducan Phyfe

Buffaloah ~ About Duncan Phyfe

The chairs depicted above are offered for sale as of 3/17/2012 at Oregon Pick on Etsy.

 Inquiries, contact Gerean at: oregonpick@aol.com

Your comments, feedback, inquiries and the sharing of similar stories are very welcome.

~Gerean


WELCOME TO THE OREGON PICK

Welcome to THE OREGON PICK.  Currently covering the Rogue Valley, we are a progressive resource connecting buyers and sellers of used, recycled, upcycled, vintage, antique, collectible and handmade merchandise throughout the state of Oregon.