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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.


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


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:
Fitz and Floyd Website:


The Oregon Pick Team, lead by Gerean Pflug, Merchandising & Liquidation Specialist will be hosting a huge, high-end liquidation at 312 Riessen Rd., Grants Pass, OR.  Dates/Times of Sale are Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 – 3:00 and Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 – 2:00.  Our client will be moving out of the country.  Everything must be liquidated, including the property (see property listing link below)  90% of the items to be sold are of the highest quality and will be liquidated at well-below-value prices.  All items are in excellent condition.  We will publish daily blog posts providing information, history, stories, descriptions and photos on highlighted merchandise to be liquidated.  Please help get the word out to Southern Oregon residents and any other potentially interested parties.

Photos of items to be liquidated can be viewed on The Oregon Pick Facebook page at:

The following is a list of some of the merchandise to be liquidated:


English 4-Drawer Antique Chest

Ashley Sofa & Loveseat (Less than 2 yrs. old), Puleski Curio Cabinet/Desk combo (with mirror 4 shelves + 3 drawers), Pendulum Wall Clock with key (taken from a one-room school-house in Hell Again, Texas), Ashley Coffee & End Table, Imari Lamp, Kwan Vin Chinese Goddess of Mercy Painting, Handpainted Asian Wall Art., Ashley Microsuede Set that includes Sofa, Loveseat, Chair & Ottoman, 2-Ashley oversized microsuede recliner/rockers, Ashley 3-Piece Round Coffee & End Tables Set, Pennsylvania Amish Pine 5-Drawer Settlers Cabinet/Hutch,  4-Ashley metal barstools with upholstered seats + Miscellaneous artwork and home decor.


~ Antique “Cats Best Friend” Rocker/Glider

Bed Room Set, includes (all matching) : Queen Sized (Modified to King, but can be easily reverted back to Queen) Bed with Headboard & Footboard, 2- Three Drawer Nightstands with lined jewelry drawers, Dresser with 5-Drawers includes lined jewelry drawer, Dresser with 10 Drawers includes two lined jewelry drawers, 2 Ashley Lamps, Antique Civil War Era chair that was purchased from the mansion used as “Tara” in Gone with the Wind, Antique Seth Thomas Acorn Clock with key, Fostoria Glass Lamp (75 years old),  Shabby Chic Dresser and Mirror (White with Ivy details), + Miscellaneous artwork, mirrors, glass bottles, rugs, linen and home decor.


Kitchen Aid with all attachments, Wolfgang Puck Convection Oven with Rotisserie, Keurig Coffee Maker, Kenmore Energy Star (White) Refrigerator  + Miscellaneous kitchen items; Dinnerware, Silverware, Glassware, Food Storage, Canning Jars/Supplies, Linens & Kitchen Decor.


~ L-shaped desk with built-in power surge bars/keyboard table, lighted hutch with 2 shelves and glass front cabinets


~ Numerous Large Area Rugs, Large Entry Rugs and Large Floor Runners (Rug threads range from 150,000  to one million threads per square inch), Numerous lamps.

~ Antique “White” Pedal Sewing Machine in Cabinet

~ Singer “Futura Quartet” Embroidery Sewing Machine

~ Sewing Cabinet

~ New Zealand Lamb Rug

~ Three 5-Shelf Metal Bakers Racks

~ 8-9 ft. tall Nutcracker Statue

~Misc, Christmas & Holiday Decor


~Ed Mell signed print, Numerous Kyle signed prints, 2 Bev Doolittle prints, 2 Robert Garner (Blackfoot) signed prints, “Four Winds” Navaho print, “Shadow Wolf” print signed by Marguerite Fields, “White Man’s Moccasins” framed poster by Lee Marmon, “Cheyenne Wedding Shirt” painting by Franco, Buck Taylor signed print.

~ Gorman Navajo print collection includes numerous signed prints including; “Woman with Pears.”

~Kochina signed collection.  Includes; Navajo “Hoop Dancer,”  Navajo “White Wolf,” and “Ram Dancer.”

~ 7 ft. tall, hand-carved Native American statue


~Lucky Lager Neon Sign with new transformer

~ HUGE Heidelberg Bottle

~ Sourdough Crock from the Gold Rush Days (found in the ground in Los Animas, CA)

~ 3-Piece oversized, salt-glazed ceramic, vintage mixing bowl set

~ “Peas in a Pod” by Gates Set.  Includes; Service for 8 (Dinner Plates, Salad Plates, Soup Bowls & Mugs), Oversized Platter and Large Pasta Bowl.

~ Fitz & Floyd Collection.  Includes; 20+ pieces of retired F & F collectibles

~ “Hot Lips” Tea Pot (highly collectible)


~ Matching Set:  6- Metal & Upholstered Swivel Patio Chairs, Patio Table with Glass Top, Patio Swing & Canopy

~ Matching Set:  Round Metal Garden Bistro Table + 2 Chairs

~ Matching Set:  Large Round Table + 4 Chairs

~A variety of wind chimes, water features, fountains, Kwan Yin garden statue, misc. garden statues, planters and garden/lawn tree ornaments, etc.


~Craftsman Rear Tine Tiller with Briggs & Stratton Motor

~ Craftsman 10 Horse-Power Chipper/Shredder with manual

~Agri-Fab 125 Broadcast Spreader

~6 ft. (Expands to 8 ft.) Werner Ultra Pro Ladder

~Craftsman High Rise Rolling Tool Chest

~Rolling Metal Industrial Work Bench/Tool Cart

~ Metal Industrial Workbench with pegboard backing, drawer and upper + lower storage shelves

~ Air compressor

~ Large Wheelbarrow

~ Six Metal, 2-Door Storage Lockers

~ Industrial, Heavy-duty Garage Shelving

~Miscellaneous; Craftsman Sander, Craftsman Belt Sander, Craftsman Router with Manual, Craftsman Scroll Saw with Manual, Garden Tools, Hand Tools, Garage & Garden Supplies, Misc. Construction and Maintenance Supplies (Paints, Solvents, Rope, Brushes, Brooms, etc.)


This gorgeous 2,600 sq. ft. home built in 2010 sits on 4+ acres of peace and serenity.

Click Link for property info and photos:

Liquidation Sale hosted by The Oregon Pick Liquidation Team, managed by Gerean Pflug, Merchandising & Liquidation Specialist.  Contact Gerean with questions regarding this event via this blog, on Facebook or by phone at:  541-301-6452

Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick



ACME GARAGE ~ A Photo Blog, by Gerean Pflug

Before meeting Casey Gillum, owner of Acme Garage in Medford, OR,

I’d heard about his shop so many times, I felt that I’d already been there.

The word is definitely out, a new kind of mercantile has moved into the Rogue Valley

Acme Garage makes the phrase “Man Cave” a gross understatement.

Located at  2784 W. Main Street in Medford, OR,

Acme Garage connects to Morrow’s Architectural Salvage.

The two have merged into one very large and highly unique compound.

Vintage and antique signage,

old parts & implements

and rusty things

of days long past

decorate the entire rustic wood exterior of the large, U-shaped building.



Music plays from a 1955  blue Chevy dashboard with a high quality JVC stereo installed where the old radio used to be.  This mega-cool remnant of auto history is the backdrop to the Acme Garage sales counter, where customers can pull up a vinyl & chrome 50’s style garage stool and hang out.

A pool table open for customer use fills a large space at the store’s entrance

 and games of yesteryear are found throughout the 6,000 sq. ft. store.


His father’s passion for picking and collecting, especially antique and vintage signage and advertisements, influenced Gillum’s love for the same.  As a child, he and his father frequently travelled to many off-the-beaten-path locations hunting treasure, regularly returning with a truckload of collectibles.

As the years passed, Gillum’s interests broadened and his love for the pick became more personal.  After relocating from Wyoming to Oregon, Gillum formed friendships with others who loved to pick and a vision began to develop of what has now become Acme Garage.

There’s nothing common about the categories of merchandise found here,

which range from soda pop to creepy-cool collectibles.


Affectionately referred to by Gillum as his “Man-Tique Store,”

Acme Garage is filled with unique collectibles that mainly cater to masculine tastes.

Large areas are merchandised and staged by private vendors,

such as well-known local merchandiser, Ron Dunn, Craftsman,

specializing in vintage furniture, reclaimed industrial items and parts & pieces.

Martinis & More  hosts an amazing display of the finest quality

collectible martini shakers, servers, glasses and unique barware.


If not for the price tags affixed to each item,

one might mistake Acme Garage for a museum ~

which speaks to the energy and care focused on the well-staged merchandise.


“We don’t want the store to be just for shopping . . .

We want people to hang out and have fun,”  

says Gillum . . .

And fun it is ~

The store offers customers 6,000 sq. ft of shopping space, plenty of parking and an ever changing display of merchandise offered by numerous private vendors, covering a broad range of vintage and antique categories including signage, advertisements, toys, games, mechanical collectibles, art, auto, music, furniture, storage, lighting and a lots of rust.

The Acme Garage group are a creative bunch,

 often upcycling and repurposing their parts into treasures.

Throughout the store, shoppers will find old parts and pieces

masterfully transformed into tables, chairs, lamps and other functional items.

Gillum’s partnering vendors, take turns manning the store.  Private vendors include:

Ron Dunn, Aaron Evans,  Juan Gonzales, Dave Thompson,

Moe Miller, Doug O’Dell, Gail Gonsalves,

Robert Cleveland, Mike Thomas, Brandon Vohander, Lee Dunn, Michael Stephenson,

Bernadine Lawson, Darrell Goodwine. Rich Wilson & Craig Warren

and Brian Barton of Spit ‘N’ Polish Antiuqes (Williams, OR)

With the warmer months coming,

Acme Garage  is considering hosting a variety of events.  And . . .

Casey Gillum has been asked to speak at an upcoming event at Horton Plaza

with the Southern Oregon Antique & Collectibles Club  (SOACC)

in September of this year.

The public can get up-to-date information

about Acme Garage news and events by visiting or contacting the store:

ACME GARAGE  2784 W. Main, Medford, OR, Phone:  541-622-8155


COPY LIMITATIONS:  The above article was written by Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick, All Rights Reserved.  If any part of this posting including photographs are republished, we ask that appropriate links back to this post are included.


The Oregon Pick will be following and posting the activities and events of the many resale businesses throughout the Rogue Valley.  We are in the process of developing a private vendor directory to highlight the many independent merchandisers operating from mercantile and thrift resale locations throughout Southern Oregon.  Please direct questions, inquiries, suggestions and requests for inclusion to the Oregon Pick through the “Contact” page above or by direct email to:

Feel free to add your email address on the Oregon Pick Home Page and receive up-to-date information on what’s happening in the resale industry in Jackson County Oregon.   Visit and “Like” us The Oregon Pick on Facebook.  Through connecting with each other, we increase our visibility and strengthen our business relationships.

Stay tuned.  I have a fantastic line-up of feature stories from local mercantile owners, private dealers and events.  Thanks for reading the Oregon Pick!




The dome-shaped, metal sided, monster of a building on Hwy. 99 in South Medford that houses Pickers Paradise, offers customers an easy location, a huge parking lot and a thoroughly pleasant shopping experience covering a broad spectrum of interests. Open 7 days per week from 10:00 – 6:00, Pickers Paradise puts in the work and the time to offer customers a desirable and highly unique shopping experience.

I first met Greg Holt and Jim Zundel, owners of Pickers Paradise Mercantile & Auction House, in February 2011. At the time, they were juggling full-time real estate careers*, with a love to “pick” combined with a vision of transforming the highly visible property at 3404 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR from an empty 13,000 sq. ft. industrial building into a highly successful location to liquidate resale merchandise.

Having recently closed a business and relocated from Southern California, I was looking for project management work in the Rogue Valley when I crossed paths with Greg Holt, who communicated “The Vision” to me along with the upcoming projects at hand. Within days, I arrived to oversee my first of what became many projects, at a then freezing cold building filled with nothing but power tools, cans of paint, endless stacks of pegboard, framing lumber and construction workers. From February through December of 2011 I was fortunate to share in the building of the business from concept to what has evolved into a lucrative and highly successful reality.

Their initial 60 day goals were to:

1) Renovate the interior
2) Build and occupy more than 60 individual vendor booths to lease to the public
3) Create and stock what has become one of the largest consignment furniture spaces in the Rogue Valley
4) Advertise to announce their opening to the public
5) Plan, coordinate and host periodic auctions
6) Build social networking programs
7) Enter the estate liquidation arena

All of the above was achieved by the end of March 2011 and Pickers Paradise opened it’s doors to the public. Picker’s popularity with the public has steadily grown ever since and the store has become a top contender in the resale industry in the Rogue Valley.

It’s been a year since conception.  Pickers Paradise currently houses over 150 individual vendors and private consignors.

Local Vendors Janis Peterson and Randy Ortis operate Booth #234 Inside Pickers Paradise

Booth space turn-over at Pickers is practically non-existent. The private booth vendors are making bank, therefore, few are moving out. In fact, the bulk of the current private vendors have been there from the beginning.

John Lancaster's Great Buys, Space #209, inside Pickers Paradise, specializes in a variety of vintage/antique and collectible items, including coins, books, art and knives.

"The Turn Around" ~ Space #255 - Located inside Pickers Paradise, offers a wide variety of vintage/antique art, collectibles, furniture and home decor.

Early in the game, and as a means to keep the store stocked with affordable and interesting merchandise, Holt & Zundel, under the banner of Picker’s Paradise entered the world of storage auctions and are to date, the largest storage auction investors in the Rogue Valley. At one point, the volume of merchandise arriving at Picker’s daily was so large, Holt & Zundel opened the warehouse attached to the building to liquidate merchandise more quickly. They temporarily named the warehouse “Thrifty Pickers,” opened it to the public and sold items at flea market prices.  The popularity of the space became an over-night hit. This space continues to be open to the public on a periodic basis.

The merchandise at Pickers Paradise is a diverse mix of vintage, antique, collectible, furniture, home decor, guns/rifles, tools, art, appliances, jewelry and miscellaneous.

One example of many pieces of vintage, antique and/or slightly used furniture found on the Pickers Paradise Consignment Furniture Floor.

Fishing Gear and a wide variety of sporting goods can be found in the many booths and kiosks inside Pickers Paradise.

Pickers Paradise buys, consigns and sells guns, rifles and antique weapons.

The “Man Cave” located in the rear-right of the store, houses hand tools, power tools, camping equipment and sporting goods. The gun/rifle department has become amazingly popular. Oh, and Pickers buys gold & silver as well.

The "Man Cave" located inside Pickers Paradise, offers a wide a variety of power tools, hand tools, automotive, parts, lawn/garden and sporting goods.

The Man Cave, located inside Pickers Paradise

Private vendors sell similar wares from uniquely staged spaces, display cases, kiosks, and booths of all sizes. Furniture consignments include antiques, vintage, retro, upcycled/repurposed and renovated. The outdoor market operates from the parking lot during warmer months and hosts numerous part-time merchandise and food vendors.

Joanne & Steve Cernick operate the "Opposum Den," Space #248 Inside Pickers Paradise, offering a wide variety of vintage, antique & collectibles, including books, art, lighters, military items and home decor.

The periodic auctions hosted by Pickers Paradise offer lots of fun to the public and have been continually growing in popularity. The store begins advertising for auction consignments usually three weeks before auction date. The store advertises auctions in local newspapers, through social networking such as Facebook, on classified ad sites like Craigslist, by word of mouth, occasionally via Radio/TV and also posts auction and event activities on the web at:

Auction Night at Pickers Paradise

The store participates in local events and is becoming increasingly active with the Southern Oregon Antiques & Collectibles Club (SOACC).  Pickers hosts a highly visible display at the SOACC quarterly antique shows and plans to expand their visibility through outside events in the future.

Pickers Paradise Display at the 2012 SOACC Spring Show

Shoppers, dealers, consignors and visitors to Southern Oregon, won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience Pickers Paradise and their team of awesome private vendors.  For more information, contact Pickers Paradise at:  (541) 512-1234

* Note:  Greg Holt & Jim Zundel are active real estate brokers with Invest Rite Realty Group,.

COPY LIMITATIONS:  The above article was written by Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick, All Rights Reserved.  If any part of this posting including photographs are republished, we ask that appropriate links back to this post are included.


The Oregon Pick will be following and posting the activities and events of the many resale businesses throughout the Rogue Valley.  We are in the process of developing a private vendor directory to highlight the many independent merchandisers operating from mercantile and thrift resale locations throughout Southern Oregon.  Please direct questions, inquiries, suggestions and requests for inclusion to the Oregon Pick through the “Contact” page above or by direct email to:

Feel free to add your email address on the Oregon Pick Home Page and receive up-to-date information on what’s happening in the resale industry in Jackson County Oregon.   Visit and “Like” us on Facebook.  Through connecting with each other, we increase our visibility and strengthen our business relationships.

Stay Tuned for the Upcoming Feature Post:  The Oregon Pick’s interview with Casey Gillum of Acme Garage, Medford, OR



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