When Pigs Fly Estate Sales & Auctions
April 20-21, 2018
Address Released April 19th
Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Living estate of Les & Sue Thompson. Les, “LMT” is well known for his over 30 years of collections offered at the Denton Mini-Mall. This fun and informative couple are moving to a new home and have decided to share a large portion of their collections with us. I have had a wonderful experience visiting with both of them and see why they are so well admired.
The home is currently being lived in by family, please do not try and contact them before the sale.
Not only are there some fabulous antiques, primitives, collectibles and jewelry items, there are also newer furniture pieces, tons of kitchen items and lovely yard décor.
Our team is once again honored to offer this estate to all of you.
Note: Our clients have agreed to allow us to bring in one of our consignment lots of sports collectibles. Ed Tripp is very well known in the sports collectibles world. He is selling off all remaining items in his collection.
We will have a sign-up sheet on the front door Friday morning at 7:00 am. If you want to secure a spot in line, please sign in and return 15 minutes prior to opening Friday morning. This sign-up sheet is only used for Thursday morning opening. It is always a good rule of thumb to take a picture of the list after you have signed in. Please only one person per line as we limit 30 inside the sale at a time.
Here are some items you will find:
Johnson Bros China
Framed painting on porcelain
Victorian style doll lamp
Antique Deco Floor lamp
Costume Jewelry: NO GOLD
Accent Arm Chairs
Small accent tables and cabinets
Large office desk/hutch, computer with matching 4 drawer filing cabinet
Gorgeous Wood King Bed
Metal Queen Bed
Stained Glass Lamps
Books (mixed Genre)
Unique custom décor
Pots and Pans
Kitchen Small Appliances
Baking dishes, bowls, casserole
Mixed metal décor
Zula Kenyon Framed Prints
TX Barbed Wire Décor
Globe/Clock, stone inlaid
Antique Glass Door/Secretary with keys
Antique Ink Wells w/quills
Antique Photo Albums
Antique Surveyors Transit-Buff & Buff, Tripod, Leveling Rod
Antique Religous Icons on Metal
Eastlake Style Marble Top Table on wheels
Eastlake Style Antique Mirror
Eastlake Style Antique Shlef
Jim Stuckenberg AP375 Signed print
Al Richardson Signed Print
Antique Gothic Style Dining Table and Chairs
Antique Gothic Style Hutch/Cupboard with keys
‘Bristol’ Crown Ducal China-England
‘Blue Bell” Hall China Luncheon set
Johnson Bros. Staffordshire 8 pcs
Antique Silver Plate serving pieces
Antique English Serving Cart
Antique Empire style drop front secretary
Antique Mahogany Chest/Trunk with metal accents
Spuds MacKenzie Bud Light Lamp-Great shape!
Franklin Mint, Wells Fargo Stage Coach On Base
Antique Concert Roller Organ
Don Pollard-The Arrival of the Santa Fe
Antique Zenith Floor Radio
Antique St. Georg Orapronobis; St George Pray For Us. Wood Carved
German Biedermeir Desk/Secretary/Dresser
1880’s Oil Unknown artist
H. Fisher Pring
Hunzinger “lollipop” Rocker-Pristine
Dalhart Windberg-Obscurity Print under glass
Al Richardson Signed and numbered prints
Jim Stuckenberg AP/375-The Fresh Horses
Harmony House China-“Grandeur”
SPORTS COLLECTIBLES: Any pricing shown in photos is old and will most likely not be accurate. We will be re-pricing all items such as bats, baseballs, photographs, books, ephemera, canceled checks, uncut sheets of Nolan Ryan cards and more. All sports collectibles are from the collection of Edward ‘Ed’ Tripp who is noted in the sports collectibles world for over 40 years. None of these items have an outsourced COA. They do each have a signed certificate from Ed Tripp stating they are authentic.
We are not in the business of authenticating any items we sell. All items sold as is, where is with no guarantees. Note: The framed “Field of Dreams” Autographed print has an autograph of “Mickey Mantle”, and Mr. Tripp does not believe it is his true signature.
Names: Hoyt Wilhelm, Red Schoendienst, Yogi Berra, Pete Rose, Ted Williams, A.B. “Happy” Chandler, Kenny Lofton, Nolan Ryan, Ozzie Smith, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, Mez Allen, Joe Dimaggio, Bill Dickey, Roger Staubach, Dom Dimaggio, Oakland A’s Team, Tony Larussa, Mark McGuire, Bob Feller, Robin Roberts, HOF Induction Ball, Mel Allen, Enos Slaughter, Dandridge, Marichal, Kenny Lofton, George Scott, Pete Rose/Charlie Hustle, Joe Morgan, Billy Williams, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Ozzie Smith, Al Barlick, Warren Spahn and more. As some signatures are difficult to read, we are continuing our research.
Babe Ruth’s Brooklyn Baseball Club Card was previously sent for authentication and could not be verified as his actual signature.
This list is only a fraction of what we will be sharing.
Guidelines for our sale:
Availability of Items:
Unless an item is listed as “pre-sell”, we do not give pricing or availability of items over the phone or email.
Our events are covered with video surveillance and we will prosecute any theft, damage or illegal activity on property.
Limit of Persons:
We do limit the number of people into our events based on the size of the home and items inside. Limit 30 persons inside at any time. Some rooms and areas will have additional limitations as well. Please read our signs to keep the flow of the sale moving smoothly.
No Children Inside Event:
Sorry, no children under the age of 12 allowed inside. This includes infants in your arms. Each sale poses challenges such as, chemicals, knifes, glassware, collectibles, metal, swimming pools and hurried adults.
Are you sales tax exempt? You must provide us with the proper pre-printed forms with all your information. We Do Not provide these forms nor do we keep them on site. This is very important if you are tax exempt. We do not provide these forms. Please bring them with you. If you do not bring them, we will assess the current sales tax to your purchase. Thank you for helping us in keeping the cashier line moving quickly.
We accept cash and credit/debit over $50. WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS. No Checks accepted. We reserve the right to refuse any cash/credit or debit cards without proper photo ID. Some purchases may require a time delay if a credit card is used before we hand the item over to you.
All items are to be considered used. No refunds or exchanges of any kind. All items as is, where is. No items have been authenticated and no guarantees are spoken, written or implied. Please know before you buy.
Moving/Packing Items: We will have one young helper available to move items. Since he is working for tips only, it is important you help this college student with ample tip for the help he gives you. Only one person is available to help you move, you will need to bring any extra help needed. As with packing, we like our customers to pack their own items to ensure they are pleased with the packing. We provide packing materials and bags until they run out. It is always a good idea to carry some in your vehicle to the sale.
No purses, handbags, briefcases, backpacks or such are allowed inside our sales. Please, DO NOT BRING THEM INSIDE. Security will kindly turn you away from the door. Small cross body or waste pouch holders are allowed to carry your wallets and such. Yes, people steal. We don’t think you do, but others not as kind do and we must set this rule into place.
No restrooms available.
Please be aware of your surroundings and physical limitations. Access to this sale is up a small landing of stairs. This home is not handicap accessible. We do not provide handicap access in private homes and ask that you are mindful of any stairs, doors, changes in elevation, items on the floor, hanging from the ceiling, glass doors and such. We are not responsible for any accidents or injuries. Please be mindful of your environment at all times.
Please do not block driveways and mailboxes and be mindful of neighbors grass. There is NO ALLEY! The side driveway is a private drive. Please do not attempt to enter. Signs will be posted.
Any items you ask us to hold must be purchased by you. We do not allow you to hold items as you shop, only to come back and sort and decide. IF you hold an item in your arms or our holding areas, you have agreed to purchase. We reserve the right to ask for immediate purchase of any items held.
When Pigs Fly Team:
Our team is excited to greet you and look forward to helping you find some wonderful and amazing Treasures. We appreciate our courteous and fun customers and thrive on your positive and respectful nature.